Agreement Signed on Temporary Employment for Georgian Workers in Israel

On September 30, Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs, Gaby Ashkenazi, and Georgia’s Ambassador, Lasha Zhvania, signed in Jerusalem a bilateral agreement on the temporary employment of Georgian auxiliary workers in Israel. On October 1, Georgian Minister of IDPs from the Occupied Territories, Labor, Health & Social Affairs, Ekaterine Tikaradze, and Israeli Ambassador Ran Gidor, signed the Implementation Protocol for said agreement in Tbilisi.

The two documents are designed to facilitate the recruitment and temporary employment of hundreds of Georgian auxiliary workers in long-term care facilities in Israel, caring for persons with chronic or complex medical conditions and/or physical or cognitive disabilities.

Teams of diplomats, civil servants, lawyers and experts from government departments in both countries have been working diligently and assiduously over the past few months in order to put in place a system of recruitment, training and employment which would be fair, effective and efficient. The entire process will be implemented, monitored and supervised by relevant government bodies in order to guarantee that all legal requirements (in both jurisdictions) are fully adhered to.

“Georgia is the first country approached by the Israeli authorities for the purpose of employing foreign auxiliary workers in long-term care facilities. This reflects the deep friendship between the two nations, as well as the excellent working relations between our respective governments and embassies,” the Israeli Embassy in Georgia announced.

The Israeli Embassy noted its particular gratitude for the personal contribution of Georgian Deputy Minister of IDPs, Labor, Health & Social Affairs, Tamila Barkalaia, and the State Minister for Reconciliation and Civic Equality, Tea Akhvlediani (in her previous capacity).

01 October 2020 17:04