Italy Issues 40,000 New Quotas for Seasonal Workers

On August 14, 2023, the Italian government published a supplementary decree which makes available 40,000 new quotas for seasonal workers in the agricultural sector and the tourism and hotel sector.  

The new quotas are in addition to the 44,000 quotas already provided for by the decree of the Decreto Flussi of 2022 and sold out in a few hours (0ver 150,000 applications for seasonal work were submitted). 

The supplementary decree will be valid for applications already submitted until August 14, 2023 within the scope and according to the procedures established by the Decreto Flussi of 2022.  

Applications will then be processed according to the chronological order of arrival (on a first come first served basis), starting from the seasonal worker “click day” of March 27, 2023. The click day is the day on which employers can begin submitting online applications for specific categories of foreign worker.  

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