are not the only thing that will bloom this year on Passover, the
holiday of Spring; the job market will also be growing.
to an analysis by the Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce
(FICC), the economy will add 9,900 news jobs in the areas of trade,
accommodations and food. Nearly half those jobs, 4,600, will be in the
food and catering sector.
A 19% revenue boost over February is expected in retail chains as
people prepare their homes for the Passover seder, buying ingredients,
purchasing new outfits for the event and enjoying holiday sales an
shopping on days off from work.
Yet despite expected sales increases of 16% in food, 27% in clothes,
24% in shoes, 112% in household items and 35% in electronics and
furniture, this year's holiday economic boost will somewhat short of the
average bumps seen in the past decade, according to the study.
The FICC was also quick to remind employers that the law lays out
specific requirements for additional pay on holiday work hours.