The sector most affected by tourism, and the type of contract most massacred by the virus was the open-ended one. But from May 4 and the start of Phase 2 there is a turnaround and contracts compared to the same period of 2019 have increased by a thousand units
In the period between February 23 and May 17 2020, between missed recruitments and effective decrease in jobs, there was a loss of about 60-65 thousand positions in the Veneto region, corresponding to 3% of total employee employment.
This is what emerges from the updated data of Veneto Work about the impact of the emergency COVID-19 on the dynamics of regional employment.
However, starting from 4 May, in conjunction with the progressive easing of the lockdown measures imposed by the government, a slowdown in the fall in employment has been observed.
In the negative dynamic post February 22 all types of employee contracts are involved: the difference with the balance for the corresponding period of 2019 is equal to -7,800 for permanent contracts, -5,500 for apprenticeships, -49,400 for fixed-term contracts (which also include seasonal employment relationships for which hiring has decreased by 60%).
From 4 May there has been a recovery of positions for an indefinite period (+1,000 compared to the same period of 2019).
At the provincial level, the territories that paid the highest cost result Venice, where one was registered lost of 26 thousand seats of employment and a drop in hiring of 79%, e Verona (-17,000). Decline more contained in the other territories: -6.900 in Padua, -4.700 in Treviso, -4.300 in Vicenza, -1.600 in Rovigo and -1.400 in Belluno.
The tourism, strongly characterized by seasonality and demand for fixed-term work, it is the sector most exposed to the effects of the pandemic: alone it accounts for almost half of the employment contraction, with 30 thousand jobs lost, is does not show reversal signals trends that are also observed for other sectors.
TO May there is indeed a resumption of hiring in construction (+ 18%) is in the textile and clothing(+ 8.5%), while l‘agriculture the sector is confirmed less affected and the only one, together with IT services, to show a positive balance (+4.500).
Restarting production also drags the recovery of hires in rental and repair, cleaning services and professional activities.
Among other contractual forms, negative changes also for intermittent work (-12,000), collaborations (-790) and traineeships (-4,400). For these types of contracts, no sign of significant weakening of the negative trend is observed, not even starting from 4 May, if not, just mentioned, for collaborations and intermittent work.
Also the data on work administered show a significant drop in hiring: if already in the last week of February there was a slight drop in hiring (-8%), in March the drop became particularly substantial (-44%) and the partial data for April do not seem to indicate a reversal of the trend. On the other hand, the positive dynamics of domestic work were confirmed, which recorded a positive balance more than doubled compared to that of the same period of 2019 (from +1,000 to +2,070).