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Italy — 78% of female employees feel that they are underpaid

03 November 2009

According to research carried out by job board and classified advertising specialists Subito.it, 86% of female Italian workers want to change jobs as soon as possible.

Even though 64% of female workers are happy with their work, 72% get on very well with their colleagues and 55% have a good relationship with their boss, the majority feel that they are underpaid. 78% want more money, 59% need more money to live.

Other reasons for wanting to change jobs are the wish to further develop professionally (43%), unhappiness with the current work contract (37%), unhappiness with the actual work carried out (25%) and the fear that their employer might go under due to the economic crisis (17%).

On the question of how female Italian workers are looking for a new job, 87% search the internet, 51% use their contacts, 47% look at print advertising and 26% physically walk into staffing agencies.

However, 51% of the Italian women who took part in the survey did not wish to move outside their geographical area. Only 7% would consider working in a European Union country and only 4% would be happy to leave Europe altogether.



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