Italy Faces Looming Shortage of Pizza Makers

© Michael Connell

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It seems few Italians want to make pizza anymore, at least not for a living. Unemployment may be high, and jobs scarce in Italy, and yet there is a serious shortage of pizza makers on the horizon. Italians eschew the work because it involves long hours for a relatively low wage. Demand for pizza is up, even with the economic downturn, because workers are forgoing more expensive lunches out and buying pizza instead. But who will make it? For now Egyptian immigrants are filling the void, as they have proven willing to do the job and able to master the art of making a fine pizza. Perhaps a couple centuries from now it will be thought of as an Egyptian dish.

Find out more about this in The Telegraph

  1. Maybe those who are out of work after Junction Pizza closed could move into Italy and assist them! Just a thought.

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