Unemployed? Jobs Galore in Israel
by Malkah Fleisher
(IsraelNN.com) Thousands of jobs are opening up as Israel's economy continues to expand.
The Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) reported Tuesday that available jobs reached 43,600 in February, 8.2% higher than in January.
Manufacturing, sales, and transportation and communication were the fields with the most availability. Particularly in demand were sales representatives, sales advisors, retail salespeople, waiters, and bartenders. Electricians and electrical installers saw a gigantic job availability rise of 120% from January.
Demand for high-tech workers also rose for the tenth consecutive month in February, up 5.4% from January and 31% higher than February 2009.
According to Manpower Information Technologies, the demand for high-tech workers may soon surpass the number for October 2008, a peak period prior to the economic crash set off by the U.S. economic breakdown.
February high-tech jobs were especially plentiful for experienced Java programmers, software development project managers, cellular operating systems developers, and mobile internet service developers.
Starting salaries also rose 5-7% in February.