600 jobs waiting for English speakers at Jerusalem job fair
More than 1,000 English-speaking job-seekers are expected at today's OU Israel Job Fair in Jerusalem. The fair, where some 70 companies will be seeking to fill more than 600 jobs throughout the country, is part of the Orthodox Union's annual convention, which takes place this week in Israel.
The jobs offered at the fair are geared particularly at Israel's English-speaking immigrant community, and include entry-level as well as senior positions in fields that range from accounting and law to engineering, teaching and technology. Among the companies and organizations seeking to hire are Teva Pharmaceutical, Kodak, KPMG, the ministries of education and immigrant absorption, as well as the Association of Americans and Canadians in Israel. While most jobs require some level of fluency in Hebrew as well, some positions are open to those who only speak English, Michael Rosner, director of OU Israel's job board and the fair's head organizer, told Haaretz.
The job fair, which will take place between 5:00 P.M. and 9:00 P.M., at the capital's Ramada hotel, was originally restricted to 750 participants, Rosner continued. But after about 400 additional applicants had to be turned away, the OU arranged with the hotel for a larger space. Registration for the event closed yesterday, at a little over 1,000.
Founded in 1898, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America is one of the oldest and largest Orthodox organizations in the United States. While best known for its kashrut supervision service, the OU also represents a network of synagogues, and supports youth programs, Jewish and Israel advocacy, and programs for the disabled, as well as localized religious study programs.
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