Italy plans looser rules on short-term jobs, tax cuts on wages

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By Giuseppe Fonte ROME (Reuters) – Italy plans contested legislation that will make it easier for firms to hire workers on short-term contracts, as part of a set of measures aimed at boosting jobs and families’ purchasing power, including tax cuts for middle- and low- income workers. Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni has convened a cabinet meeting to approve the package on May 1, International Workers’ Day. Government officials said some 3.4 billion euros ($3.73 billion) would go to reduce this year the so-called tax wedge, the difference between the salary an employer pays and what a worker takes…

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