Italy - Youngsters poorly paid - February 29, 2016

Young Italian workers are among the worst paid in Europe, according to the 2016 Global 50 Remuneration Planning Report. The report ranked the average salaries paid for full-time, entry-level jobs – those usually aimed at recent graduates or people who have recently finished specific training courses. Among the 15 European nations ranked, Italy came last – paying an average gross salary of €27,400 a year. The country’s inability to pay its young workers competitive wages is one of the key factors driving the 'brain-drain'.

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