JobKatif paves a secure future for sidelined sectors by enabling them to better their employment opportunities. We tear down the economic, social and academic barriers that have prevented them from accessing Israel's rich, diverse employment market.
Founded in August 2005 following the disengagement from Gush Katif, JobKatif empowered the 85% unemployed to re-enter the work force. Today, our knowledge and competencies are focused on developing unique and effective employment programs based on individual mentoring and customized employment assistance for various sidelined population groups. These programs help break the
Currently, JobKatif offers three different employment programs, each one assisting a specific population group.
Launched in 2013, JobKatif-Achotenu is a nurses training program designed for young adults from the Ethiopian community. A revolutionary 5-year academic program, participants earn a BS in Nursing from the Hebrew University's Henrietta Szold School of Nursing. Partnering with Hadassah Women's Zionist Organization of America, students receive living subsidies, scholarships, tutoring and personal mentoring.
Ta'asuChayil, an employment-based program for impoverished soldiers, was launched in 2016. Ta'asuChayil works with IDF soldiers on an individual basis, providing them with guidance and assistance during their work-approved time during their military service and as they approach discharge, provide academic and career guidance and counseling.
In 2012, JobKatif opened its first Tasukati office to provide customized individual mentoring for the 'employment challenged' -- among them the ultra-religious, single parents, chronically unemployed, olim, the under-employed and Gush Katif evacuees. Today Tasukati offices are located in Jerusalem, Nitzan, Yad Binyamin and Ashkelon.