Aug.03, 2012 | 8:22 AM–Intel, the chip-making dynamo with a massive operation in Israel, continues to grow: The company reports it will be hiring 1,400 new workers in Israel by year’s end. The fresh crop of employees will join the 8,100 already working for Intel in Israel, according to statistics in the company’s corporate responsibility report, which was published this past week. The report, which lays out Intel’s goals in the field of employment, notes that women make up 22 percent of Intel’s work force in Israel and 30 percent of its high-level management in Israel as well.
Intel also reported that 65 Arab employees joined the company in 2011. The company also employs more than 100 Haredim (ultra-Orthodox) in Jerusalem, including dozens of Haredi women who are part of an outsourcing project of software inspection in Intel Jerusalem. Intel added that it had begun a campaign to hire team leaders aged 45 and up for its production department, and also started a partnership with the Israel Defense Force to hire retired career soldiers, also of a certain age.
While the Israeli high-tech industry continues to buzz with activity for large international firms such as Intel, Microsoft, Google and Apple, it is also home of thousands of start-ups.
According to current estimates, there are between 3,500 and 5,000 bootstrapping new tech ventures in Israel. Last April, Tel Aviv took fifth on a list of recommended cities worldwide for establishing a start-up, scooting in just behind Silicon Valley, New York, Toronto and London…Read More>>