The Civil Administration holds an employment fair to increase the number of Palestinians employed in Israel, better connecting between the two sides
The Efraim District Coordination and Liaison (DCL) held an employment fair to increase the number of Palestinians working in Israel. Chairmen and representatives of both Israeli and Palestinian employment bureaus attended the fair.
The fair and the cooperation of the Palestinian Ministry of Economy were arranged by the Civil Administration to better connect between Israeli employers and Palestinian worker representatives to increase the number of Palestinians employed in Israel.
As part of the accommodations Israel made in honor of the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha, the criteria for Palestinians to work in Israel were relaxed including reduction of the age limit from 28 to 26. This will greatly increase the number of Palestinians allowed to work in Israel.
"The success of the employment fair will encourage us to hold additional fairs in the future, our next goal being an agriculture fair," said Head of the Civil Administration Economic Department in Judea and Samaria, Maj. Sultan Hmadan. "The location, accessibility and organization of the Efraim crossing contributed to fair, allowing tens of representatives both Israel and Palestinian to attend," mentioned a chairmen of an Israeli employment bureu. He also expressed his support of the fair and similar events in the future.