By Amit Acco, Partner |

At the end of a visit by senior officials from India: principles for recruiting foreign workers for the construction and healthcare sector were agreed upon.

After two days of negotiations, the Population and Immigration Authority reached agreements on the fair and supervised recruitment process of foreign workers from India. The committee that dealt with the issue was headed by the authority’s director general, Mr. Tomer Moskovitz, who welcomed the move.

“We are working to recruit employees in accordance with government decisions and needs arising from the field”

A visit by senior officials from India to Israel ended on Thursday, December 8, 2022. The senior officials came to Israel to promote a bilateral agreement for the recruitment of foreign workers for the construction and home nursing sectors. At the end of two days of negotiations between the countries, the understandings between the parties were anchored, and the principles for fair and supervised recruitment of workers to these industries were agreed upon. The agreements are expected to be signed within a few months.

The accelerated negotiations took place following the decision of the Inter-Ministerial Committee for Bilateral Agreements, headed by the Director General of the Population and Immigration Authority, Tomer Moskowitz. In addition to representatives of the Foreign Workers Administration at the Population and Immigration Authority, the meetings were also attended by other representatives from the Legal Bureau, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Labor Branch, as well as representatives of the Indian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Indian Embassy in Israel.