Economy Ministry Earmarks NIS 500m to Get Haredim to Work

Five-year program aims to raise male ultra-Orthodox workforce participation rate from current 45%.

The Economy Ministry announced on Tuesday it intends to focus its resources on integrating the ultra-Orthodox into the workforce, and is earmarking NIS 500 million over the course of five years for this goal. The hope is that most of the country's Haredim will be working within the next 10 years, said Economy Minister Naftali Bennett.