Oh, boy! Oh, boy! It’s, Italy, baby! How cool is this country! The country of beautiful people, fascinating views, delicious food and high perspectives. Let’s look through the infrastructure of “Viva la Vita” J
Italy has an efficient and modern infrastructure, even though it performs poorly compared to other Western European countries of comparable size. The whole peninsula is well connected through an extensive system of railways, expressways, national roads, airports and seaports.
Italy has a number of important international airports and the national carrier, Alitalia, has a fleet of 166 planes which transport 25 million passengers annually and connect Italy to 60 other countries.
Both a classic tourist destination and a hot spot for American expatriates, Italy is a great choice if you’re looking for a chance to work or run a business abroad. Despite economic concerns and a crowded market for certain jobs, working in Italy is still an attractive prospect.
With proper certification, expats can find work as teachers of English, au pairs and nannies or other positions in the education field. The tourist industry also remains popular with expats. Hotels, restaurants and other travel destinations are always in need of both seasonal staff and permanent skilled employees. From ski instructors in the Alps to staff positions on yachts off the coasts, Italy brims with opportunities in tourism.
If you’re looking for work in a professional field outside of the traditional expat jobs, the situation is more complicated. Italians usually receive preference for these positions, and foreigners may lack specifically Italian credentials, even if they have the appropriate education and experience. Nonetheless, if you have skills in a high-demand field with a shortage of qualified aspirants, the prospects are better. Especially if you speak Italian. Once hired, you’ll receive the same benefits as any Italian employee. Fields with significant need for qualified foreigners include bio-technology, IT, and finance industry.
As an important member of the European Union, Italy provides expat job seekers and entrepreneurs with a perfect launching point for European opportunities.