Summer is approaching and the period of seasonal work has already begun since some weeks. In the cities of art, in the seaside or in the mountains, the economy is driven by tourism and in the high season it needs to have the necessary resources to offer a prompt and high level service to the tourists who choose the Italian cities to spend their holidays. On the other hand, seasonal jobs are often an opportunity for young people to approach the labour market during the closure of schools. DISCOVER THEM ONLINE ! –>
The 7 most requested summer professions
ESCO, the European classification of occupations used in WollyBI, identifies 7 relevant professions for the summer: waiters, cooks, baristas, lifeguards, tour operators and guides.
Thanks to the WollyBi’s exclusive data analysis method, based on the vacancies posted on the web, nationally and in the summer months (June, July, August and September), it is possible to observe how the demand for these professions has varied over the last three years.
Overall, there are about 18 thousand vacancies referring to the summer period of the years 2015-2017; the largest share of web research is aimed at waiters (37% share, corresponding to about 6,500 vacancies), followed by chefs (31%), bartenders (20%), lifeguards and chefs with a 5% share each, tour operators with 3% and finally guides with weight below 1%.
Summer seasonal work: the demand is growing
Even with different amounts, the web vacancies for the summer professions are increasing throughout the analyzed period; in particular, the increase between the year 2016 and the year 2017 is +15%, while compared to the year 2015 it is +68%.
For all the professions analyzed, the level of experience more frequently requested is up to 2 years, and the contracts offered are mainly temporary, in particular to the baristas for whom this type of contract is about 66%.
The regions with the highest demand
The analysis of the territory allows to detect for all the summer professions that the Lombardy region is the first one by number of vacancies; second only to the Emilia Romagna region for the occupation “guide”, that concentrate in particular in Bologna.
The Wollybi data search
Through the exploration of the data presented in the dashboard set by the Wollybi team it is possible to obtain a detail for each seasonal summer job in relation to all the variables of interest, with a territorial detail up to the municipal level. This is another example of how Wollybi is able to set up research on the labour market thanks to the setting of sophisticated algorithms that allow to have a real-time photography of the labour market.