unemployment israel

A third of Israel's job seekers have been unemployed more than a year

The economic safety net plan that went into effect last year when the coronavirus pandemic started had provided job seekers with unemployment benefits through the end of June.


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 pandemic deals fatal blow to Israel's working women

“Women went back tens of years during the coronavirus pandemic to traditional, household roles."


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.

Maternity ward illustrative

Finance Ministry, National Insurance solve maternity benefit crisis

Women who had been unemployed or on unpaid leave for extended periods of time will now be eligible for maternity benefits for babies born between January 1 and June 30 of this year.


Finance Ministry reports moderate recovery in job market

Before the second lockdown, 17% of those on unpaid leave reported in August that they are expecting to return to their jobs. In October, that number dropped to 13%.

A beggar sits and asks for money amid the coronavirus crisis, Jerusalem, 2020

Despite COVID-19 vaccine, Israel's unemployment to stay high - Leumi

A potential third lockdown due to morbidity rates will lead to higher unemployent rates.

Ask Jess: Coping with nagging

Some timely advice from a career/relationship coach and adviser

Labor courts are dealing with many challenges and crises all hitting at the same time.

The chief justice, employees, employers and coronavirus

A ‘Magazine’ exclusive on Varda Wirth Livne, the woman attempting to hold the workplace world together

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