Entrance of foreign chains to Israeli market leads to spike in demand for workers, particularly ahead of Passover. Atid manpower company reports of 14% rise in demand for salespeople in fashion stores, 15% rise in demand for food chain employees
Foreign clothing chains that entered the Israeli market ahead ofPassover brought with them more employment opportunities in the field of fashion. A 17.5% rise was noted in demand for general employees at fashion chains, and a 14% rise was noted in demand for salespeople.
According to the numbers, a 15% rise in job openings in the food business was also noted, apparently in order to accommodate the increase in consumers during the period before the holiday.
A similar trend was also noted in temporary jobs, with a 15% increase in recruitment. Demand for extra employees during the holiday period also rose by some 20%.
The highest increase in demand for employees during the holiday period was in the field of cashiers at 22%, followed by packagers, 15.7% and ushers, 13.8%.
According to Atid CEO Moshe Weitzman, “The increase in employee recruitment ahead of the Passover holiday is a familiar trend, but this year, we are witnessing a clearer and more significant positive trend compared to last year. This will have a long-term effect since with time, these companies will have to man more posts and recruit workers continuously.”Weitzman explained to Ynet that this is due to the fact that a significant portion of temporary jobs turn into permanent ones. “These data point to a trend of economic recovery compared to last year’s recession. I am hopeful that this trend of recovery in the market will continue.