Italians become shepherds
Italians become shepherds - Unemployed Italians flocking to jobs as shepherds, Unemployment is skyrocketing across Europe, with young people in most countries taking the hardest hits. In Italy, males aged 14-24 have been particularly affected, and are reportedly going old school in their job hunt with thousands of out-of-work citizens taking jobs as shepherds.
As Italy’s unemployment rate topped 10pc this week, it emerged that young people are flocking to become shepherds. Traditionally the preserve of older men, the profession has recently attracted 3,000 young Italians, according to agricultural body Coldiretti.They are choosing a simple life in the great outdoors because their aspirations to become doctors, lawyers or engineers have been thwarted by Italy’s negligible economic growth, which has been compounded by grinding austerity measures.