MembersWho Dominates in Israel’s Hi-Tech Industry?

A report by the Israel Finance Ministry reveals that the nation’s vaunted hi-tech industry is dominated by young, non-religious Jewish males.

By Israel Today Staff |
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Seventy-four percent of the high-paying jobs in the hi-tech sector belong to this particular group, while young, secular Jewish women control a further 24 percent of those positions.

The nation’s Arab population is barely represented in this industry, holding a mere 1.4 percent of the available jobs, though they account for 11 percent of the overall workforce. The remaining 0.6 percent of jobs in the hitech sector are held by Orthodox Jewish Israelis.

In essence, the report reflects the population of the two most important industrialized cities in Israel: Tel Aviv and Haifa. The populations of these cities correspond exactly to the report on the hi-tech industry’s demographics. Most of the residents are, indeed, young, secular Jews.

Based on this report, the Ministry of Finance has recommended that the government take steps to increase...

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