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Siracusa

Siracusa is a medium-sized (wonderful and sunny) on the coast of Sicily with UNESCO World Heritage site Futhermore, Siracusa is under developed infrastructure in terms of utilities and mobility. Part of the city (Ortegia district) is an ‘island’ and connected to the rest of the city by a bridge.

About the Economy

Petrochemical industry arrived in the 1900s. Outside this industry, the economy is dominated by food and agriculture and services All of these sectors seriously affected by the global downturn although services has been the most resilient. There is a heavy reliance on public sector which accounts for over 30% of employment. 

About the Labour Market

There is a very low employment rate of 38% High – and rising - levels of unemployment (17.9% in 2014) and even higher amongst women and young people

About the Digital Economy

Whilst large and small employers across the city are no doubt using more digital tools and systems within their processes, the digital economy as an entity is in its infancy in Siracusa.

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