Employees demand for workers rose 59.5 percent in October, from the parallel month last year, the Israel Employment Service said Monday. The IES said it had 17,100 employees looking for workers compared to 10,700 in October last year. September registered demand for 20,800 jobs. Of the jobs on offer, 1,365 were in general industry, 655 were requests for security guards, and 642 were for cleaners and maintenance staff. The survey showed that the Dan Tel Aviv area had 4,911 of the jobs on offer, the South 3,983, the North 2,916, Jerusalem 2,724 and the Center and Galilee regions with 2,587. Meanwhile, some 1,200 jobs are said to be on offer at Jerusalem-based hi-tech companies as the city's "knowhow and technology industries" host an employment fair in Har Hotzvim today.