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In Italy, there are slightly less than 200,000 job vacancies in the foodservice sector. The alarm call from FIPE arrives at SIGEP - The Italian Exhibition Group Dolce World Expo, open from yesterday to Wednesday 16th at Rimini expo centre.

An unprecedented lack of qualified staff for the foodservice sector, which is trying to reconstruct its human assets. The comparison by foodservice industry members in 2022 with 2019 figures, shows that 243,000 employees left their jobs and 50,000 new employees arrived. Training dedicated to students and youngsters, one-to-one recruiting systems to bring together supply and demand in the labour world and qualified entrepreneurs in the sector are the asset highlighted by FIPE, yesterday, to kick-start a recovery process that is extremely necessary. The meeting, presented and moderated by the deputy director of FIPE (Italy´s federation of public venues) Luciano Sbraga, with speakers from the training, productive and recruiting services world connected with the sector, described the entrepreneurial and political initiatives for facing and fighting the employment crisis. On the stage of the Vision Plaza the speakers were Ito Kaori, director of Carpigiani University, Matteo Berti, director of education at ALMA, Giulia Cerboneschi, pastry chef and businesswoman, Fabio Aiello, head of corporate sales with Infojobs, and Andrea Fassi, MD of Gelateria Fassi.