Work in Florence


If you wish to settle in Florence, you will probably have to find a job there. But you are required to inquire on the local labor market beforehand.

Expatriates in Italy are more likely to settle in the country's most popular and productive regions. Florence, located in the Tuscany region, is one of these. In fact, the city offers numerous professional opportunities to foreign job seekers.

In spite of the world economic crisis which has spread throughout Europe, unemployment rate in Tuscany stood at 5% in 2013.


Although Italy's economy has become quite fragile after the economic crisis, Florence's economy remains dynamic. The latter is developing year after year due to very active sectors such as financial services, trace, industry, etc. Florence hosts some 105,000 small and medium enterprises which are involved in different fields, accounting for 27% of the local market. In fact, local authorities have been doubling efforts in order to attract more and more foreign investors and businessmen.

You can also find mechanical, industrial, chemical and commercial avenues in Florence. As regards agriculture, the region hosts more than 7,000 specialized companies, including wineries. These fields count some 150,000 workers with a turnover of over 180,000 euros thanks to exports.

Main recruiters

Expatriates in Florence can be hired in many fields, including sales, industrial production, technical fields, financial services, metallurgy, machines manufacturing, etc. Jobs are also available in the health care sector as well as in tourism and hospitality. If you have a good command of foreign languages, you can also be hired as a tourist guide or in the administrative field. Note that Florence is, above all, a tourist region.

As for seasonal jobs, these are available in the fields of agriculture and viticulture.


To be eligible to work in Florence, like in most Schengen countries, European citizens must hold a valid identity card or passport, and a resident permit (Permesso di soggiorno) which you will obtain upon registration at the closest police station to your place of residence.

Non-European citizens will have to obtain a work permit, that is the Permesso di lavoro. In some cases, your employer may offer to take your whole responsibility if you are about to sign an employment contract. In fact, the latter will take care of formalities regarding the work permit.

 Useful links:

Find a job in Florence
Linked In
Cambio Lavoro
Job Online
Primo Lavoro
Job Rapido

Recruitment agencies:
Trenkwalder Italia
Florence Labor Center

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