Thousands of Haredi Flock to Jerusalem Job Fair

Akiva, father of four, receives computer training at JDC’s Tevet employment initiative in Jerusalem.
Akiva, father of four, receives computer training at JDC’s Tevet employment initiative in Jerusalem.

JDC professional Eti Meller, who helped coordinate the event, was cited in a Jpost article: “If we knew there would be such an outcome, we would have brought more businesses,” she said. ”This is an opportunity for employers to find high quality manpower, who really want to work.”

With an estimated 800,000 chronically unemployed, Israel is eager to create new employment opportunities and is partnering with JDC to provide job readiness skills to some of its more marginalized populations. JDC’s Tevet employment initiative, in partnership with the Government of Israel, helps break the cycle of poverty and dependency for the ultra-Orthodox, new immigrants, the disabled, young adults, and Israeli Arabs in Israel.



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