Turin is one of Italy's key expat destinations, being essentially its economic and financial center. If you are moving there, finding a job should not be difficult.
Turin, located in the Piedmont region which shares its borders with France, is Italy's most developed region. In fact, it is known to be the country's economic center since the 19th century. Thus, it has been attracting millions of expatriates seeking professional opportunities in the country over the years. Indeed, it should not be difficult for an expatriate to be hired in Turin. The region hosts thousands of local and international firms which often require foreign expertise.
Turin's economy is very dynamic, in spite of the economic crisis which has affected Italy and the whole of Europe. The city's economy is based on several sectors, namely agro-industry, the automotive industry, electronics and viticulture, as well as rice cultivation. Tourism is also known to be one of Turin's economic pillars.
The city also hosts numerous big firms such as Fiat, Lavazza, Ferrero, Altran and Olivetti. These companies not only contribute to the region's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) but also to the labor market by offering job perspectives. You can consider sending your application to these firms during your job search.
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Employment procedures in Turin are similar to those applied in the rest of the country. European Union citizens coming from Schengen countries have to be holders of a valid identity card or passport to be eligible to a less than three months stay. If you are planning to stay longer, you will have to obtain a tax code which will be required during all administrative procedures in the region. The request has to be made at the Italian taxation department. If you are moving to Turin with your family, each adult will receive his or her own tax code.
As for non-European expatriates, they will have to obtain a work permit, that is the ''Permesso di lavoro''. Otherwise, they will not be considered as legal workers in the country.
You can check out job offers on the Internet and in classified ads in local newspapers. You can as well seek the assistance of a recruitment agency or of the local authorities.
Turin province official website www.provincia.torino.gov.it
Piedmont region official website www.regione.piemonte.it
Work in Turin www.provincia.torino.gov.it
Turin city official website www.comune.torino.it