How to claim your full benefit from a full-time job
“The truth is, I’m not looking for a job,” admits Andrea Piacenza, 31.
“My family is there and I love them, but it’s too expensive to live in Italy.
If you want to earn, you can do it in the way you like.” “
I am trying to earn money for my own future and my family’s future.
If you want to earn, you can do it in the way you like.”
Andrea Pichici is one of millions of people struggling to make ends meet and pay for their basic needs in the wake of the crisis.
Pichicens job, which was part-time, took her from January to May 2016, but the situation has only worsened.
She was unemployed for a year before her family joined her and she is still on the waiting list for a full time job, despite living in Italy and being able to travel to Spain for work.
“At the moment I am not happy.
I’m just looking for work,” she says.
“What can I say?
I’m an independent woman.
I don’t want to do it.”
Andrea has no savings and no job.
“If I had a job, I would go out and have a meal and have dinner with my family,” she adds.
“They can be in a cafe and I’ll go to the bakery and make my own bread.”
With no income and a precarious future, she has started to think about the possibility of leaving Italy altogether.
She is now considering taking a job in Spain, but if she doesn’t get the right job, her only option is to apply for another job in Italy to get her family together.
“We’ll take the risk.
But I’m afraid that we won’t be able to do anything, so I’m thinking about it.”
Pichigi is one person in a million who is facing an uncertain future in Italy due to the economic crisis and has made the decision to go abroad for a bit of work.
“My family and I are very happy in Italy,” she tells us.
“It’s nice to live there and have nice people.
But in my opinion, the economic situation is bad.
My parents are going through a lot, they are going into retirement. “
There’s a huge problem.
My parents are going through a lot, they are going into retirement.
They don’t have any money.
If I want to work, I have to find a job.”
Her plan to find work abroad: Pichigini’s family in Spain: “It is a pity that we are living in such a difficult situation in Italy because I love my family.
But if I can get a job here, that will be better.”
Italian journalist Andrea Pincolini has made her own way to the Spanish capital.
As Pichichini looks back on her time in Italy, she can’t help but feel proud of her.
“To live here, to be with my mother, to take care of my father, to do everything I could to help my family, I think it was a great experience,” she explains.
“That’s why I came here.
To learn more about what is going on in Italy.”
She is not the only person to be in desperate need of a job abroad.
Many thousands of Italians are struggling to pay the bills in Spain and other countries due to a lack of work, but Pichucci has seen a few brave souls brave the crisis and make the decision of leaving.
“The problem with the situation is not so much the people in Italy who are struggling.
It is the people who want to leave, who want a change of life, who don’t feel happy in their lives,” she continues.
“This is the reason why I am thinking about leaving.
It will be a good change of situation for me.”
While Andrea Picchi has made a new start abroad, the rest of Italy is struggling to cope.
With the economic recession in Italy’s most populous region, unemployment has soared.
More than 1.1 million people in the country are unemployed, according to the latest official figures.
Many Italians have found themselves living in fear of losing their jobs and being forced to travel overseas.
“Italy is the worst of the European Union countries in terms of unemployment,” says Giancarlo Taccone, who runs a local restaurant in the town of Vigano.
“As far as I’m concerned, I am in the greatest danger of my life.”
Taccone has just returned from a trip to the United States with his wife and three-month-old daughter, who they have adopted after their marriage broke down.
“In my opinion it is the most difficult time Italy has faced,” he says.
He says many Italians feel as if they have lost their jobs because they are not making enough money to cover the bills.
“For me it is a very difficult situation, because the economy is in a very bad state.
People are desperate