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Israel - Yeshiva Students to Earn NIS 15000 Salary as Construction Workers

Published on: March 3, 2011 04:37 PM
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Israel - Minister of Housing and Construction Ariel Atias agreed on a new plan with senior executives of the Association of Contractors and Builders in Israel to employ haredi (ultra orthodox) yeshiva students in the construction industry, “Yediot Ahronot” reports. The yeshiva students would earn a monthly salary of NIS 15,000.

The plan is meant to provide a partial solution to the shortage of manpower in the construction industry.

Atias told Yediot Ahronot, “I envisage a response from hundreds of yeshiva students who will be able to support themselves with dignity. There are already ultra orthodox people working in industrialized building. We will approach mayors and mobilize the ultra orthodox to work.”

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 Mar 03, 2011 at 05:14 PM Anonymous Says:

15,000 shekels per mo equals $4,155 based on current exchange rate. $50k per year for a fresh faced yeshiva student is not a bad deal at all.

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 Mar 03, 2011 at 09:01 PM Anonymous Says:

I am ready! But do not have me serve in the army in order to get the job! The army is a very dangerous place b'ruchnius!

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 Mar 04, 2011 at 01:57 AM Realist77 Says:

How will they get a good shidduch? it sounds like real work.

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 Mar 04, 2011 at 04:04 AM silenthocker Says:

These figures don't make sense. A proffesional computer programmer (with a degree) only makes 8,000-10,000 shekel a month. The average construction worker makes 5,420 shekel a month. Likewise to be an Egged Bus driver, one make 5,690 shekel per month. These facts are based on Israel's average salary data. There must be something wrong with the numbers posted on VIN. Please update this with accurate information.
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 Mar 04, 2011 at 04:38 AM Anonymous Says:

I don't believe it. They are going to pay $4155 a month. Most people only make $1000 a month. I have children in Eretz Yisrael and one is getting "good pay" of
$3200 a month after working there 12 years

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 Mar 04, 2011 at 10:18 AM The_Truth Says:

Reply to #2  
Anonymous Says:

I am ready! But do not have me serve in the army in order to get the job! The army is a very dangerous place b'ruchnius!

The workplace - Especially construction industry is rough place too, with any industrial type job, the surroundings are generally not "for a good Jewish boy."
Hopefully they will go in force together and make it a makom Torah as well.

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 Mar 04, 2011 at 04:16 PM Rabbi Pinchos Woolstone Says:

A wonderful opportunity.
Ihope the figures are correct

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 Mar 04, 2011 at 04:40 PM Anonymous Says:

it must be they meant 15000 per year

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 Mar 04, 2011 at 04:59 PM Extremewx Says:

Reply to #2  
Anonymous Says:

I am ready! But do not have me serve in the army in order to get the job! The army is a very dangerous place b'ruchnius!

The world is a dangerous place "b'ruchnius" so go live in a cave

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 Mar 05, 2011 at 05:14 AM Anon Ibid Opcit Says:

$4150/month in a country with universal health care? Sign me up!

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 Mar 05, 2011 at 03:04 PM ZachK Says:

Reply to #4  
silenthocker Says:

These figures don't make sense. A proffesional computer programmer (with a degree) only makes 8,000-10,000 shekel a month. The average construction worker makes 5,420 shekel a month. Likewise to be an Egged Bus driver, one make 5,690 shekel per month. These facts are based on Israel's average salary data. There must be something wrong with the numbers posted on VIN. Please update this with accurate information.
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Computer programmers make more than 8-10k/month. Better programmers can earn 15K or more, in the best guys a lot more. But I am somewhat skeptical of the claim of 15/k per month, But maybe I am wrong about that. (For the record I am a computer programmer working in the greater Tel Aviv area)

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