Nine of the best websites to search for jobs in Italy

If you’re looking for your next job in Italy or are new to the country and looking for employment, here are some of the best websites to help you in your search.

Nine of the best websites to search for jobs in Italy
Whether you're looking at careers in Milan or seasonal jobs on the Italian coast, there's no shortage of websites to help with your search. Photo by Andrey Andreev on Unsplash

Italy isn’t known for its excellent employment prospects, but it’s not impossible to find a decent job here – particularly if you’re planning to move for family reasons or the lifestyle and simply want to be able to support yourself.

Depending on the sector, you may also be able to find a position that advances your career as, like elsewhere, there’s high demand for certain types of highly-skilled professionals.

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Either way, finding a job will be one of the most important things you’ll need to do when you first arrive in Italy, or before, but figuring out where to start can be daunting when you’re in a new country. It can also be a challenge when you’ve lived here for several years and are looking to improve your prospects.

As always, we’ve got you covered at The Local. If you find yourself getting stuck looking at the same old job sites, you may want to check out the suggestions below.

The Local Jobs

Did you know that at The Local we also have our own job site? You can find it under the ‘jobs’ tab at the top of the homepage and browse positions in Italy including in education, software engineering, sales and customer service.

Most of the job descriptions are written in English too, so it’s one of the best places to look if your Italian is not quite up to scratch yet.

To see the latest job postings in Italy visit The Local’s jobs board here.

Pictured are office workers.

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InfoJobs is the biggest job search portal in Italy in terms of views and number of job offers. It’s the best place to start when searching for a job here, with general job listings of thousands of vacancies across the country and across various industries.

It’s straightforward to use and allows you to set various filters when searching, including work-from-home and hybrid positions.


One of the most comprehensive jobs sites out there, LinkedIn is of course one of the most popular places to search for jobs worldwide, not just in Italy.

You can select the search terms for the jobs you want, as well as preferred locations. As many of you are probably already aware, LinkedIn is not only used for searching for jobs, but for making professional connections and putting your CV online so that potential recruiters can search you out too.

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Indeed allows you to search through thousands of jobs online to find your next career move and has several tools to help you, such as with improving your CV. 

One of the best aspects of it is it features thousands of opinions from users and candidates who have already had the experience of working for the same company or have already been through the interview process.


Literally meaning ‘I find work’, this job site comes up as in searches as it’s part of leading Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera’s website.

It’s another big general job board, and among the most popular in Italy, though this time most listings will be in Italian.

This Italian job search portal promises to help you “find a job in a click”, and the search function is simple and intuitive. The site highlights new jobs every day and also allows employers to post job ads for free.

Jobs in Milan

Milan is by far the most popular Italian city for foreign nationals to move to in search of a job, and for good reason. The northern economic capital has more vacancies available in a larger variety of industries, and is usually the first place to look for highly-skilled and knowledge-based work.

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This site does what it says on the tin and specialises in helping you find a job in Milan and the surrounding area. It’s available in English and allows you to search jobs by language, as well as other filters – and there are usually plenty of jobs available requiring English language skills.


LavoroTurismo is the specialist site you need if you’re looking for a job in the hospitality sector. It features permanent jobs as well as short-term positions, as Italy needs large numbers of seasonal staff for its hotels, resorts, beach clubs, bars, restaurants and more.

You can upload your CV and see jobs requiring applicants to speak Italian, English, French, Russian and other languages.


Skilled IT professionals are in demand in Italy as elsewhere, and this specialist jobs board aims to match companies in this sector with the qualified professionals looking for job opportunities.

Good luck with your job search – and please let us know in the comments section below if there are any other useful websites you’d recommend.

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Cafe culture and clocking out: Why remote work is so unpopular in Italy

The era of working from home in Italy ended with the Covid pandemic as Italians still overwhelmingly prefer to commute to the office and network in person, writes Silvia Marchetti.

Cafe culture and clocking out: Why remote work is so unpopular in Italy

With the Covid pandemic over, most Italians are now back to the office, sitting behind their desks and again clocking in at work. What happened to remote working or teleworking (also called ‘smart working’ in Italy)?

In my view this is (or was) the greatest novelty to come out of the pandemic, but it does not seem to have stuck in Italy. What have we learned from the pandemic about revolutionising the traditional workplace? Nulla.

Almost 80 percent of Italians worked from home during the pandemic – mostly for the first time, as the concept was almost unheard of before. But just 14.9 percent still work remotely today.

One reason for this is the simple fact that Italians need to hang out. They’re real political animals and for many the office is their most important social hub, after the family setting.

Unlike in other Western countries, the office is where 90 percent of one’s career is built by networking and PR, rather than on real merit and achievement. My dad always says that an after-lunch espresso with “important colleagues” is more valuable than a 12-hour shift sitting in front of a computer.

Italians have a saying: “le conoscenze contano”, meaning that knowing the right people can advance your career.

I once had a job contract at a leading industrial lobby in Rome, and I remember hours spent at the bar or having lunch chatting with colleagues and employees about future projects and summits, when all I wanted to do was rush through the speeches and papers I had to write. Eventually, I quit.

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Italians are also very physical in everything they do, so the workplace must be a concrete spot, set apart from home. 

Multi-tasking is hard, and flexibility at work is as feared as the plague. It is seen as working seven days a week, on a 24-hour basis if you do it remotely. Italian workers would rather be with colleagues in person at the office, then at the beach having to answer emails.

The working week in Italy is as sacrosanct as Sunday mass. Once you’ve clocked out, you’re out. The universe may collapse but it’s not your call to step in and rescue it. Smartphones may have somewhat blurred the work-home boundary even in Italy, but haven’t destroyed it.

Lately I have noticed that virtual press conferences, events, and festivals are no longer available, during the pandemic I just needed a laptop to listen to speeches. Now I often need to take a taxi to get to the venue. It’s aggravating. 

Back to the daily commute: in Italy, seeing colleagues in person is all-important. Photo by JEsse on Unsplash

All over the world people go to cafés and bars to work from their laptops. But in Italy it’s a bit different. 

Over here, we do things our way: writing a paper while you devour a cornetto would not be cool. My gran had a saying: “Ogni cosa a suo tempo”, meaning ‘everything has its time’.

Cafés for most Italians are hangout spots where you chat with friends or colleagues and have a quick coffee on the run, gulping it down at the counter rather than sitting down. They’re not ideal places for working. 

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In some northern Italian cities, sitting for hours at nice panoramic cafés with a steaming cappuccino while answering emails may be more popular, mainly because many cafés in Milan, Bologna and Turin are huge and have several rooms. But this is not something you can do in the south.

All of this means Italy is probably one of the worst countries in Europe for remote work, and it’s not just because of the mindset. 

Many parts of the country still lack high-speed internet, especially rural areas, but also cities. I live north of Rome and don’t even have a home WIFI, so I’m considering subscribing to one of those internet companies that provide signal to yachts in the middle of the sea and campers on isolated mountain tops. 

This lack of digital infrastructure makes it hard both for Italians teleworking and for foreigners hoping to relocate to Italy and work remotely for companies abroad or as freelancers. 

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However, I still think that even if all of Italy was hooked up with supersonic internet, Italians would still prefer to commute to a physical workplace each day.

Foreigners have long been waiting for the ‘digital nomad’ visa, approved in 2021 and then forgotten by the new government that seems to have other priorities. One politician from the ruling coalition told me the law is rotting in parliament simply because there are so many other ways to lure foreign money which are viewed as safer.

The cheap homes bonanza, the 7 percent flat tax rate for expat retirees in several southern regions, and the elective residency visa for pensioners, are all examples of more concrete measures sure to bring significant taxes into state coffers. 

Meanwhile, digital nomads are often seen as ‘vague’ freelancers whose job isn’t quite clear, who can’t be easily classified and tracked down. In other words, digital nomads are somehow perceived by authorities, in my view, as potential tax dodgers.

I think Italy has lost an opportunity to really embrace remote work. If not even a global pandemic has the power to modernise the Italian workplace, I don’t know what can.