November 5, 2014

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As Tech Jobs Go Unfilled, Israel Looks to Hire More Arabs (Gwen Ackerman and Alisa Odenheimer,  Nov 4, 2014, Bloomberg)

Joseph Karkaby, a 24-year-old Israeli Arab, was chosen for a government-subsidized internship while still in college because his grades were so good.

Yet he received no replies to the hundreds of resumes he sent out after graduation -- until he removed references to his background, including changing his hometown from the Arab village of Shfaram to the mostly Jewish city of Haifa.

"In three weeks I had three contracts to choose from," said Karkaby, whose Arab origins soon became clear in face-to-face interviews.

Posted by at November 5, 2014 4:43 PM
  

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