Mismatch between supply and demand
“There’s a mismatch between supply and demand – underlined the president of Confindustria Genova, Umberto Risso – the causes are diverse and complex, also because there is a change in attitude and availability towards work, which also extends to the culture of work and training: there are courses but it is hard to find who signs up ».
This is a problem, said Marco Gaione, head of the Apl Table, «which exists at all levels. It is not only valid for waiters, which is certainly one of the most requested categories, but it is also valid for engineers and specialized workers; and often the reasons are linked to life choices and a change in needs, matured during the period of the pandemic, also a consequence of the periods of lockdown and smart working “.
In the period January-April 2022, companies asked for technicians (25%), unskilled professions (25%), skilled professions in trade and services (22%), artisans and skilled workers (12%), workers, operators and conductors (9%), office workers (6%).
Looking for technicians
Requests for technical professions, in particular, increased by 27% in trend terms, compared to the same period of the previous year, and by 12% in economic terms, compared to the immediately preceding four-month period. Compared to the same months of 2019, the increase was + 16%.
The indicator of the difficulty of finding these figures puts in first place, with a value of 90 out of 100, cooks in hotels and restaurants, workers specialized in construction, followed by health technicians: companies are looking for 206, the indicator marks a degree of difficulty in finding them which stands at 88.1 out of 100