Firms find recruitment tough in Jerusalem
71% are willing to hire people with no experience, provided they have suitable education42% of businesspeople say that it is harder to find suitable employees in Jerusalem than elsewhere, according to a survey by Amin Ltd. and the Israel National Employment Service.
The survey found that 39% of businesses are prepared to hire handicapped employees, and half are prepared to hire minorities, a proportion that rises with bigger businesses and for companies in the construction, catering, and manufacturing sectors.
71% of respondents are willing to hire persons with no experience, provided they have suitable education.
Jerusalem Mayor Uri Lupoliansky said in response, "Jerusalem is an intelligent city with the best educated and most skilled work force in Israel. The secret of the city's success is a function of the proper combination of forces of academe, biotechnology, and high-tech, where the city leads."