Israeli Hi-tech Firms to Hold ‘professional Opportunity Expositions’ in U.S. and Canada in Oct. and

Top executives of some 20 major Israeli hi-tech corporations will be staffing special information booths, together with government officials, at a series of “professional opportunity expositions” to be held in the U.S. and Canada in October and November.

The program is designed to recruit hundreds of engineering and technological marketing specialists for Israeli hi-tech industries. The “face-to-face” drive is to be conducted from October 30 through November 14, opening in San Jose, California, at the Hyatt Airport Hotel on October 30, moving to Los Angeles Hyatt Wilshire on November 2 and 3, then at the New York Hilton on November 10 and 11, and winding up in Toronto on November 14, at a location yet to be announced.

The Israeli executives will be seeking qualified professionals in the fields of computers, diversified electronics, information systems, medical engineering, solar energy, metals and all types of industrial engineering, as well as specialists experienced in marketing and service in the U.S. and Canada.

They hope to attract Israelis who now work abroad but are interested in returning home, as well as new immigrants and university graduates from the U.S. and Canada.

Officials of the Ministries of Absorption, Labor and Industry and Commerce will be on hand to supply information on housing, social benefits for newcomers, tax privileges, as well as investment opportunities, procedures and incentives available for those launching new projects.

The program is being coordinated in the U.S. by Amos Hadad, Ministry of Labor representative at the Israeli Consulate General in New York.

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