Lauder Employment Center prepares to locate jobs for olim from Russia, Ukraine

“The State of Israel and Zionism are about to receive an important booster, and we are here as always to support and assist,” said Lauder.

 Ukrainian Jewish refugees arriving at Ben-Gurion Airport, March 6, 2022.  (photo credit: HADAS PARUSH)
Ukrainian Jewish refugees arriving at Ben-Gurion Airport, March 6, 2022.
(photo credit: HADAS PARUSH)

The Lauder Employment Center in the Negev, together with the Jewish National Fund-USA, is preparing for an increase in absorption and employment for hundreds of immigrants expected to arrive from Russia, Ukraine and other countries.

“The expected immigration to Israel will serve as a dramatic boost for Zionism, the Negev and the Galilee, and we are here to support and assist,” World Jewish Congress president Ronald Lauder said in a press release.

An emergency meeting over the weekend at the center’s headquarters in Beersheba was attended by Lauder Employment Center chairman Avi Balshnikov, Jewish National Fund-USA chief of staff in Israel Tali Tzur, Lauder Employment Center deputy chair Michal Grayevsky and other parties involved in employment and absorption in Beersheba and the Negev.

During the meeting, it was decided to prepare relevant materials for marketing, joint fundraising efforts and a collective reaching out to all employers in the region.

Ronald Lauder established the Lauder Center for Employment in the Negev. He also serves as president of the World Jewish Congress and chairman emeritus of Jewish National Fund-USA.

 Ronald Lauder. (credit: NOA GRAYEVSKY) Ronald Lauder. (credit: NOA GRAYEVSKY)

Lauder’s vision and belief is that the future of Israel and its prosperity are in the Galilee and the Negev. He has instructed the center and its staff in Israel to integrate the new arrivals and assist with giving them tools, knowledge and resources through training and finding jobs for men and women, young and old.

“The State of Israel and Zionism are about to receive an important booster, and we are here as always to support and assist,” Lauder said.