Israel: Labor Shortage Plans

Key Points  

  • Israel plans to address labor shortages throughout the country over the coming months  


On 15 May 2024, the government of Israel introduced plans to address labor shortages throughout the country, specifically within the construction sector. Up to 3.3% of the population (about 330,000 people) can now be foreign workers, up from 130,000, including healthcare aid. Employment across all sectors will require permits, with quotas based on Central Bureau of Statistics data as of January 1 each year. This increase follows insufficient special quotas and allows foreign workers outside bilateral agreements. A new committee of CEOs will streamline regulations, expedite decisions, allocate foreign workers and reduce fees. A new regulatory regime will also ensure foreign workers’ rights and safe working conditions. 

Looking Ahead 

Continue to check the government of Israel’s website and Envoy Global’s website for the latest updates and information.  


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