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        2/2/2014, Adar 2, 5774

      Gov't OKs Bennett Proposal for Encouraging Employment

      The cabinet approved, Sunday, a proposal by Economics Minister Naftali Bennett to encourage employment.

      Bennett said the proposal provided for incentives for hiring workers in Jerusalem and other national priority areas from the ranks of minorities, hareidi-religious Jews and the disabled, who are under-represented in the labor market. Another part of the proposal provided for hiring people with special skills to advance cyber industry throughout the country, although Jerusalem and Be'er Sheva' were singled out.