Employment

 

The Employment Staff Officer at the Civil Administration is responsible for issuing employment licenses for Palestinians in Israel and the Israeli settlement in the Judea and Samaria area.

The office is responsible for the contact with the Payments Department at the Population and Immigration Authority, in charge of transferring payments to employees for social benefits. Furthermore, the Employment Coordinator Office maintains continuous work relations with the Ministry of Labor and the Palestinian liaison.

The Palestinian economy greatly relies on Palestinian workers with employment licenses in Israel and just in the last five years the number of holders of such a license rose by more than 100%. Around 60,000 Palestinians currently work in Israel legally. In addition, approximately 30,000 additional Palestinian workers are employed in the Judea and Samaria area, in Israeli settlements and in industrial zones. These workers earn more than double the average salary in the Palestinian Authority areas, significantly contributing to financial stability and the livelihood of their families. Moreover, workers who are legally employed with an employment licenses are entitled to all social benefits, available to them all through the years until they retire.

Areas of responsibility and services:

  • Issuing employment licenses and permits for Palestinian workers in the Judea and Samaria area.

  • Issuing employment licenses in Israel and delivering them through the Palestinian Authority as a liaising body vis-a-vis the Israeli Payment Department.

  • Coordinating the issuance of permits and licenses vis-a-vis the Payments Department at the Population and Immigration Authority.

  • Handling financial revenue accrued in respect of social rights and collective agreements in the sectors in which Palestinian workers are employed in Israel.

  • Inspecting and approving the use of explosive materials in Area C.

Contact Us

Postion
Coordination Officer
Name
Itzik Levi
Phone

​+972-2-9977319

Fax
+972-2-997-7321