• Covid-19 emergency.

    Inps, very strong decline in hires in the first quarter: -24%

  • Inps.

    In April, stable hires rise, while those by time are down


October 22, 2020 The hires activated by private employers in the first seven months of 2020 were 2,919,000.

This is what INPS detects in the Observatory on precarious work, explaining that "compared to the same period in 2019, the contraction was very strong (-38%) due to the emergency linked to the Covid-19 pandemic and the consequent restrictions (obligation closure of non-essential activities) as well as the more general fall in production and consumption ".

This contraction, the institute continues, "particularly negative in April (-83%), gradually eased up to July (-20%)".

The decline concerned all types of contracts, but was "particularly accentuated for hires with fixed-term employment contracts (intermittent, temporary, temporary)".

The transformations for a fixed period in the period January-July 2020 amounted to 302,000, also down compared to the same period in 2019 (-33%; -41% for the month of July);

regarding this decline, however, it should be remembered that, in 2019, the volume of transformations was exceptionally high also due to the impact of the regulatory changes due to the 'Dignity Decree ".

The confirmations of apprenticeship relationships reached the end of the training period overall, for the period January-July 2020 still growing (+10%). The terminations totaled 2,808,000, a sharp decrease compared to the same period of the previous year (-23%). This decrease was particularly marked for permanent contracts in March to July (-39%) due to the introduction on March 17 ( 'CuraItalia') and subsequent confirmation ( 'increment') the prohibition of dismissal for economic reasons.

in the period January-July 2020, 45,535 employment relationships (25,213 hires and 20,322 permanent transformations) benefited from the benefits provided for by the three-year structural exemption

for the activation of open-ended contracts for young people up to 35 years of age (law no.

205/2017), a decrease compared to the same period of the previous year (-34%).

The relationships with incentives constitute 5% of the total of the permanent contracts activated (hiring + transformations). 

The number of workers employed with Occasional Service Contracts (Cpo) - continues INPS - in July 2020 is just over 16,000 units (down compared to the same month in 2019, -17%);

the average gross monthly amount of their effective remuneration is equal to 284 euros. As regards workers paid with the securities of the Family Book (LF), in July 2020 they amounted to approximately 220,000, an increase of 3,200% compared to the same month of 2019, the growth is essentially due to the introduction of the bonus for the purchase of baby-sitting services provided for by article 23 paragraph 8 of Legislative Decree no.

18/2020 ("Cura Italia" decree), whose payment is made with the titles of the family booklet;

the average monthly gross amount of their effective remuneration is equal to 620 euros.