Demand for hi-tech workers rises

Demand for hi-tech workers increased by 5.2% in January against the previous month, but the number remains below the level of requests seen at the same month last year.

Demand for hi-tech workers increased by 5.2 percent in January against the previous month, but the number remains below the level of requests seen at the same month last year. MIT Israel's monthly survey of help-wanted advertisements in the Hebrew press showed that its Manpower Index rose 5.2% to 117.9 in January compared with December, however, the index dropped some 7.6% if compared to January last year, when it stood at 127.5. Demand for managers this January jumped 12.8% but was 26.7% lower than in June 2006 before the war in Lebanon.