An analysis of the labor market and projections about the growth of the population in Israel shows that there are segments of Israeli society whose participation in the labor market is decreasing, mainly Arab citizens, Ultra-Orthodox Jews and people with disabilities.
This topic has been raised in recent years in reports by both Israeli government commissions and in OECD reports. In light of these findings, in 2010, the Israeli government set employment targets for these populations for 2020, in an effort to increase their employment rates.
To form plans to meet these targets, we had to cultivate a deep understanding of existing failures in incorporating each of these population sectors into the labor market. We had to map the impediments both on the part of the populations and on the part of employers and government policies. A multi-year action plan was formalized while the resources and infrastructure for its implementation were being prepared.
Our assistance to government ministries in this matter meant managing a complex set of changes. This was possible due to our vast accumulated knowledge of government involvement in employment promotion in various countries, as well as our practical experience in implementing employment programs and effectively managing their resources.
ADALYA has been guiding government agencies through this process for several years in a number of areas:
- Mapping of the main population sectors for further inclusion of these groups in the work force;
- Performing international benchmark research about employment policies in various countries and their implementation;
- Creating action plans and tools for the government to work with these sectors in each population group;
- Building a projection and tracking model for meeting the employment targets;
- Consulting on public tender processes for the deployment of employment support centers, from the planning stage through their inauguration, and managing their relationships with their private operators;
- Developing applicable economic models of incentives for these operators;
- Carrying out a conclusion-drawing process and recommending changes and improvements in policy and implementation.