Rise in Jobs for Immigrants

A 50 percent increase in the employment of immigrant scientists and academic workers in Israel was achieved during last year, according to an Absorption Minify report.

The report ascribes the increase to the activity of the special projects fund in the Ministry. The fund pays part of the immigrants’ salaries In the first year of their employment. The employers involved engage the Immigrants as permanent staff at the end of the year. A total of 836 scientists and academic workers were employed in this fashion during the fiscal year 1972-1973 compared with 561 during 1971-1973.

The scope of the special fund was recently enlarged to provide assistance for persons who need to learn new professions.

The Tribal Dance Theater of Israel, with a completely new repertoire, will return to New York’s City Center 55th Street Theater for a special one week engagement Nov. 13-18. Their visit will be in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Israel and will display the colorful folk, biblical and contemporary works for which Inbal has become internationally famous.

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