How to get a job in Israel?

How to get a job in Israel? A quick guide for everyone

To get a job in Israel, you can start from All Jobs and Drushim. You can look for recruitment agencies or employment agencies in Israel. And you can look for jobs also on Facebook groups in Israel. Everyone who wants to get a job in Israel needs first to look for a job in Israel.

Once you find a job, you may need a work permit. You can do this from abroad or in Israel. Israeli citizens, and residents, don’t need a work permit to get a job. In most cases, every other nationality needs to apply for a work permit. You can do this together with your new employer, or employment agency. Or you can find a work visa scheme so you can come to Israel without a job offer first. Read more below on how to find a job in Israel and on how to get a work permit for Israel.

Most of the following websites or apps are in English, Hebrew or Arabic. If you need, use Google Translate, or any other translation service, to browse them.

How to get a job in Israel?

The first step in getting a job in Israel is to look for a job in Israel. Find out where to look for work in Israel in the sections below.

Israeli citizens, and residents, don’t need a work permit to get a job. In most cases, every other nationality needs to apply for a work permit.

Once you have a job offer, you may need to apply for a work permit, or a work visa, together with your employer or on your own. You will not likely need any permit if you are a resident of Israel.

In most cases, you apply for a work permit with your new employer, a company, or an employment agency. They will get you a visa to enter the country if you are not in Israel already.

Once you have an employer who can sponsor you. You will need to handle together all the paperwork to get a work permit or a work visa for you.

You can also find a work visa scheme so you can come to Israel without a job offer first.

First, find a job, and after you’ll worry about a work permit if you need it.

How to find a job in Israel?

You can find a job in Israel by searching online for job opportunities in Israel. You can find a job either with a company, or with a recruitment agency, or through an employment agency.

Job websites in Haifa

Many job websites can help you find work in Israel. Some focus on certain professions and industries. A good start is to search for a job on these popular job websites.

BaiduGoogleNaverSogouYandex, or any other search engine, can be a good start for a job search. You can search for a job that you want. That can be for example, ‘Construction worker in Tel Aviv’ or ‘Babysitter in Jerusalem’. Use the language that you feel most comfortable speaking. Don’t stop at the first pages and go deep with your search. You’ll get an immediate feeling of what’s around and of which job websites are best suited for your needs.

Google MapsBaidu MapsNaver Maps2GIS, or any other map app, can help you find employers near you or abroad. Look for the kind of organization that might have job opportunities for you. You can look for “Retail in West Jerusalem” or “Mall in Haifa” for example.

Facebook groups can also be an option to start to see what’s around you. You can search for Facebook groups that talk about Israel or about jobs.

All Jobs is a very popular job website in Israel. It is a good place to start looking for employment in any industry.

Drushim.il is another very popular job website in Israel. It talks about salaries and careers as well.

jobMaster is a job website in Israel.

Indeed Israel is another job website in Israel.

Jobnet is another job website in Israel.

Mploy is another job website in Israel.

More useful websites to get a job in Haifa

These are more websites that can be useful when you are looking for a job.

Yad2 is a popular website for classifieds in Israel.

Homeless is classifieds in Israel. It has job listings in many cities.

Bip Bip is also classifieds in Israel. It has job listings.

Israeli Employment Service can help you with jobs in Israel. It has job listings.

The worker can help you with jobs in Israel. It has job listings.

Facebook groups and other social media to get a job in Haifa

Facebook groups help you to connect with people about jobs in Israel. I found these groups about jobs in Israel. You can look for more.

is a Facebook group about jobs in Israel. it’s a public group with over a hundred thousand members.

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You can use your favorite social media to look for groups that talk about jobs or about Israel.

LinkedIn Israel is also a popular choice when networking for jobs in Israel.

Any social media or communication platform can help you to find a job in Israel. It can be for example Instagram or any WhatsApp group of people in Israel.

Recruitment agencies in Haifa

A recruitment agency receives a description for a job from an employer who needs someone. Then the recruitment agency looks for a person to do that job.

Recruitment agencies look for skilled workers to suit the job role available. A skilled worker has some experience, and certifications, to work in a particular role. Examples can be a nurse, an accountant, a chef, a construction worker, or a truck driver.

Recruitment agencies specialize in particular sectors. Those can be care, computing, engineering, nursing, accounting, catering, construction, or other sectors. Sometimes an agency can contact you first if they struggle to find people.

You can look up a recruitment agency that can help you to find a job that matches your skills. You can type ‘recruitment agency near Tel Aviv’ on Google Maps or any other map app. There you can find a list of good agencies that you can contact. If you are not in Israel, you can search your area for local recruitment agencies. They can help you find a job in Israel.

Employment agencies, temp agencies, temporary job agencies, staffing agencies in Haifa

Employment agencies hire people to do jobs. The agency employs you to work for another company. Employment agencies can be temp agencies (temporary job agencies), or staffing agencies. An employment agency registers someone who’s looking for work, a job seeker. The agency then contacts employers who have positions available for the new person.

These agencies can hire new workers for new jobs. Agencies contract those new jobs from other companies. An employment agency will assist any job seeker. Unskilled workers are more likely to find a job with an employment agency. An unskilled worker has no qualifications, or experience, in the job that they want. They have finished school recently, or they are changing industries or they are new to the region.

These agencies specialize in particular sectors. Those can be care, computing, engineering, nursing, accounting, catering, construction, or other sectors. Agencies offer full-time jobs, part-time jobs, temporary jobs, seasonal jobs, or freelance jobs.

If you, for example, type ‘employment agency near Jerusalem’ on Google Maps, Baidu Maps, or any other map website. You can find a list of good agencies that you can contact. If you are not in Israel, you can search your area for local employment agencies. They can help you find a job in Israel.

Be aware that you should not pay an agency when they find a job for you. So be careful when an agency asks you for money.

Ask around you for jobs in Haifa

Form connections, ask around and find opportunities among your contacts. Speak with friends of friends of people who may have traveled or worked in Israel. You will see that some of your friends or family know someone who knows someone.

To find a job in Israel look at local newspapers, local bulletin boards, radio, and word of mouth. Local radio and newspapers are a good source of information about jobs in Israel.

You can email local businesses and companies for jobs in Haifa

You can search for companies and local businesses in Israel. An easy tool for doing that can be any map app or map website. Below is, for example, a Google Maps search for ‘factory near Haifa’.

Walk around anywhere in Israel for possible jobs

If you are somewhere in Israel, you can explore the area and see what job opportunities are around you. You can look for organizations and businesses around you and visit them. For example, below is a search on Google Maps for ‘market near West Jerusalem’. You can visit these places asking for job opportunities.

Search for employment schemes

You can apply for an employment scheme or an employment support program that can help you to find a job. Those programs can be local or national. They can be open only to Israeli residents but they can be open to foreigners as well. You need to look for a program that fits your profile. You can search for employment schemes at your local government or embassy. You can search for ‘Israel employment scheme’ or ‘Israel employment program’.


The above image shows somewhere in Israel. Photo by RONIT VALFER on Unsplash