Young workers vs older workers: 62% of the under 35s believe that the over 50s block their careers. And 59% are also convinced that the only hope to ‘grow’, to date, is to go abroad. On the other hand, the alternative opens up space only for ‘resignation’ if 18% of Italians in their twenties today already look to retirement as an ‘unattainable’ goal, compared to 10% of Europeans. To outline a picture of the intergenerational conflict 4.0 is the report of the European Observatory on Security, produced by Demos & Pi and the Unipolis Foundation. The work, and even more the offer and its quality, remain also in general among the economic nodes of our home: only 1 Italian out of 3, compared to 49% registered in Europe, in fact, is satisfied with the opportunities offered by the market. Young people are therefore increasingly looking abroad. To drive the cross-border mobility of Italians under 35 who crown Luxembourg, Switzerland and the UK, as well as Germany and Ireland, as the countries of choice, above all the salaries but also the skills offered and the possibility of working remotely. A study by Indeed, the search engine for job vacancies, with the evocative title “Brain gain or drain?”, Captures the migratory phenomenon of labor that has experienced renewed momentum at the end of the Covid pandemic. last April the rebound recorded in cross-border job searches was 38% above the 2017-2019 average compared to -31% in 2020 in full virus emergency. And in this context, Italy does not appear so attractive: it ranks 14th in the ranking out of the 21 EU countries examined. Skills and salaries were already strong driving factors before the pandemic, are the considerations of the report, considering that all other things being equal “the higher the salary, the higher the candidacies”. However, factors other than the salary / skills mix also further fuel cross-border mobility: the increase in remote work, the shortage of labor but also geopolitical aspects “weigh more than before, Indeed still bores. Thus, while in Italy the debate on the lack of labor, especially in the service sector, some countries are already taking advantage of the increase in research and international mobility to bridge the gap in the national labor supply. “Companies thus find themselves competing for talents in a global market where traditional boundaries have fallen “, notes the report again. (by Alessandra Testorio)
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