Nearly Half of Israeli Arab Academics Avoid Applying for Jobs at Predominantly Jewish Companies, Research Shows
According to the study, conducted by The Hebrew University’s aChord Center, Arab candidates are afraid of encountering racism or failing to get the job for non-professional reasons as well as of the way working for a Jewish company may be perceived by their own community
Maayan Manela | 10:47 27.01.2020
While the Israeli tech sector is slowly upping its efforts to diversify its workforce to fight an ongoing talent crunch, a new study shows members of Israel’s Arab minority tend to avoid predominantly Jewish companies altogether. According to the study, conducted by The Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s aChord Center, which specializes in the social psychology of intergroup relations, 45% of Arab academics do not apply to Jewish companies, mostly for fear of encountering racism or failing to get the job for non-professional reasons. Of the 400 Arab academics questioned, 65% also said they feel their own community would have trouble accepting them working for such a company.