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Israelis in North America Being Encouraged to Return to Israel

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Israel’s Consul General in New York, Ambassador David Rivlin, announced the broadening of activities by the rep- resentative of the Israel Ministry of Labor in the United States and Canada. In view of the growing need for artisans, technicians and engineers in Israel following the Yom Kippur War, a decision has been made by the government of Israel and the Jewish Agency to encourage the return of such Israelis living in North America, Rivlin said.

A special unit has been formed by the representative of the Israel Ministry of Labor in North America to handle such professionals and encourage them to return to Israel. This office has dealt with academicians and Israeli students until now.

This new unit will supply information about the need for manpower in these areas in Israel and will assist in finding suitable employment, as well as in advising on present salary ranges in Israel, customs, and other privileges afforded to returning Israelis. Rivlin stated. He added that the government of Israel believes that the return to Israel of such Israelis will strengthen the Israeli economy in a very meaningful way.

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