Employment Counseling, Agencies & Careers in Israel
Olim and returning residents are eligible to reskill or upskill via a voucher program run by the Ministry of Aliyah Immigrant Absorption – Misrad HaKlitah. In addition to a host of courses, personal guidance, counseling and aptitude testing is available. Assistance with resumes, interview skills and improving language improvement are also accessible. Culture-bridging workshops are also offered.
Training in a wide range of professions is offered. In a job market that gets more and more competitive every day, re-skilling or up-skilling is an amazing opportunity for Olim, that should not be missed.
Eligibility for the Program
Courses are offered to Olim and Toshavim Chozrim if:
- They are unemployed
- You profession is not in demand
- You are over the age of 18 and under the official retirement age
- You are an Oleh, Ezrach Oleh, Katin Chozer & Gorer Zechuyot within 10 years of Aliyah (and who was at least 15 years old upon receiving their Aliyah status)
- You are a Toshav Chozer (no more than 2 years since you returned to Israel)
- You have basic knowledge of Hebrew, successfully completed Ulpan Alef or if you pass an assessment test.
There is a cap on the amount of financial assistance you can expect to receive – 7,000 NIS, and which must not exceed 80% of the actual tuition fee.
A full list of Misrad Haklita (Ministry of Aliyah and Integration) offices throughout Israel – from north to south can be found here. You can filter your search from a drop-down list via locality and field options.
Many courses are offered in every imaginable field from tractor drivers to exterminators, retraining of teachers to digital online marketing and a host of others in-between – its an almost endless list and you are sure to find something that interests you or could upskill you.
The Jewish Agency for Israel’s Aliyah Job Center is a limited program and the full range of services does not extend to “all immigrants” or returning residents (“Toshavim Hozrim”).
Job hunting on the Internet
Some helpful job sites you might want to try
Anglo-List (community group)
Misrad Haklitah Offices
|Acco||1 Shlom HaGalil St||073-397-3500|
|Afula||34 Yehoshua Henin||073-397-3810|
|Arad||34 Chen Blvd, 2nd floor||08-634-1527, 08-634-1605|
|Ashdod||Menachem Begin Ave. Zimmer Bldg||1599-900-914|
|Ashkelon||9 Berl Katznelson||1599-500-914|
|Be’er Sheva||31 Shazar St.||1599-500-921|
|Beit Shemesh||9 Herzl St||073-397-2450|
|Bnei Brak||148 Jabotinsky St||03-619-6149, 1599-500-907|
|Hadera||13 Hillel Yaffe||073-397-3200|
|Haifa||15 Pal Yam||1599-500-922|
|Hasharon||23 HaTaas, Kfar Saba||1599-500-906|
|Holon||36 Eilat St.||1599-500-908|
|Jerusalem||4 Mevo Matdmid||1599-500-923|
|Karmiel & Galilee||2 Ma’ale Kamon St. Big Center, 2nd Floor, Karmiel||1599-500-920|
|Katzrin||The Municipality Community Center, Old Industrial Area||04-699-9336|
|Kiryat Gat||3 HaGefen St.||08-687-8666|
|Kiryat Malachi||2 Hanegev||1599-500-914|
|Kiryat Shemona||104 Tel Chai Blvd, Tzachar bldg||073-397-3752|
|Krayot||7 Hameyasdim, Kiryat Bialik||073-397-3103|
|Ma’alot||21 Yerushalayim, HaRakafot Mall||073-397-3652|
|Nahariya||9 Haatzmaut Rd.||073-397-3602|
|Petach Tivka||26 Histadrut St.||1599-500-907|
|Ramla||91 Herzl, Government Precinct||1599-500-912|
|Rishon Lezion||3 Israel Glili||1599-500-910|
|Tzfat||1 HaGdud HaShlili St., Sharei Ha’ir Mall, 2nd floor||073-397-3702|
|Tel Aviv||6 Esther Hamalka, Tel Aviv||1599-500-901|
|Teveria||16 Yochanan ben Zakai, 2nd floor||073-397-3810|