In the past decade, Israel’s employment policy has focused on raising the employment rate. While the overall rate has risen, it remains low among individual populations such as Arab women, ultra-Orthodox men, and people with disabilities. Moreover, even with the rise in the employment rate, Israel’s average wage and productivity are lower than in OECD countries, and wage inequality remains high. For the coming decade, Israel’s employment policy will focus on raising the employment rate of these target populations, advancing the employment of low wage-earners, and improving human capital through skills development and adaptation to frequent changes in the labor market. The Employment Team at the Myers-JDC-Brookdale plays a significant role in the national employment effort to improve economic productivity and reduce poverty and inequality. The team assists policymakers to develop, adopt, and improve employment policies that are informed by comprehensive and objective research.
This report presents a comprehensive review of the relevant literature on the subject of the soft skills needed in the changing world of work. The review examines the varied definitions of soft skills, their contribution to success in the labor market, and the extent to which they can be acquired and/or improved via targeted interventions.
This is the summary report on implementing the program to promote the Bedouin population in the Negev (government resolution 3708).
The goal of the study was to describe the background characteristics of Makam soldiers enlisting in 1993- 2010 and evaluate their integration into military service and subsequently into civilian life.
The purpose of the study is to learn about the implementation of the program in its early years, obstacles to its operation, and its contribution to the target population.