Italy - On-call jobs boom - September 30, 2017

Joint statistics of the statistical office ISTAT, the social security agency INPS and the labour ministry reveal that there was a substantial increase in employment (437,000 jobs in the 2nd quarter of 2017, compared to the same period in 2016). However, 329,000 of these jobs were on temporary contracts, and only 108,000 jobs were permanent (including apprenticeships).  

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