Italy sets 2012 quota
for seasonal migrant workers
On 13 March 2012, a decree
setting the quota for a maximum of 35,000 seasonal workers who
are third-country nationals to enter Italy lawfully to work was
issued. These places are reserved to seasonal subordinate workers
from the following countries: Albania, Algeria, Bangladesh, Bosnia-Herzegovina,
Croatia, Egypt, the Philippines, Gambia, Ghana, India, Kosovo,
F.Y.R. of Macedonia, Morocco, Moldova, Montenegro, Niger, Nigeria,
Pakistan, Senegal, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Ukraine and Tunisia. A
further 4,000 places are reserved, as a provisional advance on
the entry quota for non-seasonal workers to be issued for 2012,
to third-country nationals who have completed education and training
programmes abroad in their countries of origin, officially approved
for insertion into the Italian labour market.
The preliminary observations of the decree note the need to reduce
the 60,000 places for seasonal third-country workers that was
set for 2011 due to a low uptake. Workers who have entered Italy
to carry out seasonal work activities for two consecutive years
and for whom employers have filed requests for multi-annual permits
to enter for seasonal employment are included in the quota of
Applications may be submitted from the date of publication in
the official journal, 21 March, until 31 December 2012 through
the websites of the interior ministry (www.interno.it) and the
ministry for employment and social affairs (www.lavoro.gov.it),
where the relevant forms are available.
ministry newsletter, 21.3.2012
Decreto del Presidente del Consiglio dei Ministri del 13 marzo
dei flussi d'ingresso dei lavoratori non comunitari stagionali
e di altre categorie nel territorio dello Stato per l'anno 2012".
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