Israeli workers’ productivity went up only three percent last year, according to Social Betterment Minister Israel Katz. He said productivity should rise by seven to eight percent annually. Katz spoke at the award ceremony of the Kaplan prize, given to II persons and organizations which made a significant contribution to the economy. The prizes were awarded to farmers, construction workers, tourism officials, and a navy team which developed a control system using advanced technology.
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