JERUSALEM (Sep. 11)
The Jewish Agency’s “Tour Vealeh” Department, which aids professional and businessmen immigrants to find employment and homes in Israel, has expanded its activities to embrace Soviet aliya. Eight employment seminars have been held for Russian professionals, at which the newcomers were told of employment openings, vocational retraining opportunities and housing facilities. There were also lectures on the general condition of the Israeli economy.
Agency officials reported that the seminars have been helpful to the olim. Tour Vealeh’s Western immigrant operation has also been expanded Pilot tours for whole families have been introduced this year and here too the Agency reported a high success rate. Some 70 percent of the persons coming to Israel on these pilot tours eventually settle here, it was reported. Few fail and return home.