About 1,000 people in Paris attended an Israel Job Fair organized by the Jewish Agency for Israel.
The Sunday event included the introduction of two major new job and language services.
The JAFI JobCenter, which includes job counseling and access to an on-line job network between France and Israel, has been up and running for about one month, in partnership with AMI, the Paris-based aliyah association.
“We will follow people from start to finish, from before they leave France to lining up job interviews in Israel,” JAFI head in Paris, David Roche, told a small gathering of French Jewish and Israeli officials at the job fair. The JobCenter is also up and running in the United States.
Roche said about 4,000 jobs are already in the database, and that about 900 applicants in and outside of France have registered so far. Applicants gain access to the job site by registering to make aliyah with JAFI. Also launched officially Sunday was an on-line website to learn Hebrew, www.daberivrit.org, funded by AMI and the French Jewish Social Fund, headed by Pierre Besnainou. “This is about learning Hebrew wherever you are, whenever you want,” said JAFI program director Inbal Amsellem. She said the website had been running about two weeks, and had about 50 people signed up, with about 20 more people joining at the fair.
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