What jobs did the Italian immigrants have?

Italian immigrants may have started out in construction work. They may have started out in domestic service. They may have started out in fishing and water work. They may have started out in kitchen cleaning help.

But Italian immigrants were known for working hard and saving money. So they quickly changed over to holding down better paying jobs and even owning their own businesses and companies. A reason why they were able to make the changeover so quickly and so successfully was their forming of Italian cultural associations and related support groups. Another reason was the quality product that they offered in their adopted homelands. Be it craftsmanship or food or whatever, Italian immigrants offered a strong individual work ethic and a solid cultural legacy of meticulous attention to detail in many employable areas.