Israel Announces Special Measures for Certain Foreign Workers

The ongoing security and conflict situation in Israel has prompted the Population and Immigration Authority (PIBA) to issue extensions and exceptions for certain foreign workers:

  • To assist the operation of hotels, the Population and Immigration Authority has extended, until January 31, 2024, permission for foreign workers in the hotel industry to work in hotels in the same chain or owned by the same owners, throughout the country.
  • The government has authorized the Population and Immigration Authority to admit up to 10,000 construction foreign workers into Israel. Licensed Human Resources companies for foreign employees in the construction sector, will now have the authorization to recruit these foreign workers even in the absence of bilateral agreements with the workers’ countries of origin. This framework will remain effective for a period of 90 days.
  • In addition, government officials have decided to extend, until December 31, 2023, the application submission deadline for companies seeking authorization as Human Resource Organizations to employ foreign workers in the construction industry.
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