Israeli hoteliers are in dire need of working hands and want to employ Ukrainians, as the number of immigrants (Olim) increases each day, some of them following their Israeli spouses.
In response to the current situation, and with so many hotels in Israel desperately seeking working hands, President of the Hotel Association, Avi Nissenkorn, urges authorities to allow for the employment of Ukrainian immigrants.
As Nissenkorn told PassportNews: “Immigrants (Olim) from Ukraine are now flocking to Israel under the Law of Return. There is no reason we shouldn’t let them work and make a living. It will be beneficial for all sides concerned, as hoteliers are in dire need of a workforce, while the newcomers need work. I hope this move will be swiftly approved.”
Israeli hoteliers report a massive spike in demand. With the reopening of Israel to inbound tourism, they expect to see tourists arriving in droves in the coming months. Hotels based solely on inbound tourism will now reopen, and many hoteliers are sorely lacking working hands to return to full capacity after two whole years of straining under COVID.
Since January 2022, some 8000 Ukrainians have made Aliyah (immigrated) to Israel, and it looks like there is no shortage of employment options for the newly arrived Israelis who are probably desperate for work and a bit of normalcy.