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Unemployment in Israel drops below 10% for first time since pandemic

If unemployment drops below 10%, benefits will be reduced by 10% – and if the rate drops below 7.5%, the program will be canceled completely.


Public companies save 8% of payment costs due to unpaid leave - report

According to the report's authors, this shows that the unpaid leave model was ineffective at what it set out to do.

COVID-19: What happens when Israel's unpaid leave program ends June 30?

As of this week, more than 547,000 people are still out of work according to Israel Employment Services, a bit less than 10%, despite the reopening of the economy.

Rabbi Rachel Kahn Troster, T’ruah’s director of programs (left) and Rabbi Jill Jacobs, Truah’s execu

New York rabbis celebrate approval of $2.1 billion Excluded Workers Fund

The letter quoted The Torah to make its case, stating that "You shall not abuse a needy and destitute laborer, whether a fellow countryman or a stranger in one of the communities of your land.”

An Amazon logo is seen at its centre in Darlington, County Durham, Britain September 3, 2020

Amazon acknowledges issue of drivers urinating in bottles in apology

The company said the issue was industry-wide and it would look for solutions, without specifying what these might be.


Israel approves 'return to work' grants to wean people off COVID benefits

The plan provides a package of benefits worth thousands of shekels to people who return to work between February and April.


Coronavirus: Haredi, Arab cities had high unemployment during lockdown

The resort city of Eilat suffered from the highest unemployment rates in Israel during the third lockdown.

Coronavirus: 382,000 Israelis mistakenly get unemployment benefits

Nearly NIS 1 billion were given to people who didn't qualify.

The JDC office in Jerusalem

New JDC program helps laid-off workers develop new work skills

Employees also participate in a workshop to develop digital and self-learning skills required for a job market that is constantly changing.


Coronavirus in Israel: 165,551 new job seekers since start of lockdown

Since January 25, the IES has recorded a consistent increase in the rate of layoffs and resignations among the total daily new job seekers.

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