About 264 thousand hires expected by companies in November according to the Bulletin of the Excelsior Information System, created by Unioncamere and Anpal.

Almost 264 thousand hires are expected by companies for the month of November, down 24.3% compared to last year. The share of companies planning hires also drops to 10%, attested to 13% in October. These are the most significant data that emerge from the Bulletin of the Excelsior Information System,created by Unioncamere and Anpal,which elaborates the employment forecasts for November.

The multiple unknowns on the economic and employment level continue to weigh in particular on the programs of the companies of tourism services, accommodation and catering (-31.8% the planned revenues compared to November 2019), of the operational services of support to companies and to people (-30.8%) and of the media and communication services (-28.5%). Services to people were less penalized (-11.2%), also as a result of the greater stresses related to the provision of health services, financial and insurance services (-17.3%) and advanced business support services (-18.7%). For industry, the forecasts of companies in the paper, paper and printing sectors (-43.1%), wood and furniture (-39.7%), other industries (-34%) and textiles, clothing and footwear (-31.0%) are strongly downwards. While the food, metallurgy and construction sectors recorded a lower decline in planned revenues compared to the previous year (respectively -16.3%, -19.3% and -19.6%).

Despite the climate of great uncertainty, the demand for labor for the professional figures of workers and craftsmen shows to be quite significant and the decline in the planned income for these profiles is more contained than the average (-18.4% for the professional group of skilled workers). Demand supported mainly by micro enterprises (1-9 employees) of the industry, the only ones to record a growth in revenue compared to last year (+6.6%).

Overall, in the crisis produced by the pandemic, the phenomenon of “polarization” in the demand for work of companiesis still growing: compared to a year ago, in fact, there is an increase both in the share of graduates sought by companies (from 14% to 16%), and in the share of personnel who are not required to have a specific qualification (from 22% to 25%).