Israel: The Social and Equality Minister of Israel, Meirav Cohen, talks about the importance of adult employment and its current situation.
As per the updates, Social Equality Minister Cohen stated that the employment of the old retired veterans is not just another matter of livelihood but a matter of state issue which ends with the exploitation of the fundamental employment rights of the retired army vets.
In her official social media post, Cohen added that our work holds different meanings for each of us. For some people, work is a way to maintain and live a healthy and happier life.
For some, work is a way of supporting themselves and their family financially and earning a livelihood.
Social Equality Minster said that every person has their definition of a healthy work environment, which makes them whole. As per the reports, Cohen and her team at Social Equality Department have been working closely towards providing work opportunities to the army vets near their homes, preferably.
As per Cohen, adult employment has been an issue to address in the state of Israel as the army vets have been unable to work after their service because of not being literate in the digital sector, which also restricts them from working remotely.
For such reasons, they have been facing problems maintaining their workplace positions. As per the stats, Cohen conveyed that once a person sits at home, it is challenging to return to the employment regime or market. There are a lot of other difficulties and challenges in their way to be able to work freely, which goes oversee as well.
Minister, Cohen said that such reasons are enough for us to act and do everything we can to keep older workers and retired army personnel in their workplaces, even if it’s just part-time or a new job that suits them.
The team of the Social Equality Ministry have also been working towards providing educational programs to teach older people about technology and digital gadgets from which they could benefit and work remotely as well.
She stated that over the past year, a national program to encourage adult employment had been introduced in the market, which happened to help approximately 3,000 adults to return and integrate into the job market full-time or part-time through the ‘veterans at work’ program.
In the end, Cohen expressed her gratitude to those managers and employers willing to employ adults and older people.