Israel – Minister of Housing and Construction Ariel Atias agreed on a new plan with senior executives of the Association of Contractors and Builders in Israel to employ haredi (ultra orthodox) yeshiva students in the construction industry, “Yediot Ahronot” reports. The yeshiva students would earn a monthly salary of NIS 15,000.
The plan is meant to provide a partial solution to the shortage of manpower in the construction industry.
Atias told Yediot Ahronot, “I envisage a response from hundreds of yeshiva students who will be able to support themselves with dignity. There are already ultra orthodox people working in industrialized building. We will approach mayors and mobilize the ultra orthodox to work.”
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