23 Oct 2017

Globes: Israel to double number of high-tech employees

The Israel Innovation Authority’s annual report includes an operational plan for doubling the proportion of high-tech employees in the workforce over the next decade.

“The number of high-tech employees has remained unchanged for a decade already, and we can’t seem to break through this ceiling,” says Aharon Aharon, CEO of the Israel Innovation Authority (formerly the Office of the Chief Scientist) in the Ministry of Economy and Industry. He says that this is the most important conclusion of the Innovation Authority’s annual report being published today. In addition to the figures from the past, the report also includes an operational plan for increasing the number of employees in the Israeli technology industry.

“We want to double the proportion of high-tech employees to 15% of all employees in Israel,” Aharon declares. “This addition won’t come from a single revolutionary measures; it requires a batch of small actions in diverse areas.”

Read more here: http://www.globes.co.il/en/article-israel-innovation-authority-1001207022