web analytics
May 30, 2015 / 12 Sivan, 5775
At a Glance
Sections
Sponsored Post


Help Wanted. Must Live In Israel


         The option of doing business with Israeli-based service providers has recently become much easier. A new online initiative, JobShuk.com is essentially just as its name describes, a network of individuals and small companies in Israel who are available for a wide variety of jobs and projects – primarily on behalf of employers and businesses located abroad.


 


         Zvi Landsman, the founder and developer of Job Shuk, conceived of the idea for the site out of his belief that the Israeli marketplace represented a wealth of professional talent, which could allow business owners abroad an excellent opportunity to show their support for the Jewish State. “The site enables not only individuals to promote their professional skills, but is in fact promoting all of Israel as a viable business option,” says Landsman who moved to Israel from New Jersey.

 

         Of the several hundred “job seekers” who have signed up for his site since its launch in September 2007, the majority are olim, he says, but many native Israelis have expressed interest in the concept and have also signed up to try their hand in the international marketplace. Landsman says that even while choosing to do business with service providers in Israel is a reflection of solidarity, it also makes sense from a dollars-and-cents perspective: “With the lower cost of living that exists in Israel, we are able to charge lower rates which benefits buyers who are looking for a high quality product without spending higher prices.”

 

         To date, Landsman has focused his marketing efforts on spreading the word about his site through local e-mail lists and word of mouth – primarily directed at American and Jewish audiences, but in the long term, he thinks that people all over the world and of many backgrounds stand to benefit from the service. “Our goal is to spread the message of working with Israel not only to Jews but to all supporters of our country,” he says.

 

 


Zvi Landsman

 

 

         At present, the site is in a relatively basic graphics form but work is already underway for a full overhaul of the look of the site, designed, of course, by local Israeli designer Aaron Ovadia whose profile is featured prominently on Job Shuk. Ovadia says he welcomes the opportunities that are presented to Israeli business with sites like this. “Israeli freelancers have a great deal of talent that we’re interested in sharing with customers abroad,” says Ovadia who runs the site photoshopcandy.com, a blog for budding designers and web professionals. “Job Shuk gives us an additional ability to market our services to clients that might otherwise be inaccessible. It also gives friends of Israel a great way to work together with us.”

 

         The website is very user friendly with profiles categorized based upon key words. When designing a profile, the service providers are able to insert descriptions of their services and then choose the keywords that will enable them to be located by buyers. The site welcomes users to include photos and images with their profiles.

 

         A “buyer” thus can simply enter the area of expertise they’re looking for and a list of profiles is offered with the name of the service provider and the city in Israel where they are from. Buyers are also encouraged to develop profiles when they are in search of a particular service. Unlike many of the larger websites designed to assist freelancers, JobShuk will not take any percentage of projects secured through the site. Rather, Landsman says, revenue will be generated from sellers who purchase space on the “featured list placement service.” This service allows sellers to be placed in prominent locations on the site, and be in the full view of buyers thus substantially increasing the chances of securing a project.

 

         The site includes an active blog managed by Landsman, who is encouraging submissions from other users. The blog has a strong focus on Jewish and Zionist themes where he enlightens readers on how supporting Israeli business is well rooted in Jewish tradition. Summing up what Job Shuk is all about, he concluded one recent posting writing, “The next time you’re looking to hire someone for work that can be done wherever, remember your obligation to the people in Israel who are determined to live there, even if their financial situation is difficult.”

About the Author:


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

No Responses to “Help Wanted. Must Live In Israel”

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
What's happened to NYC's Celebrate Israel Parade?
Israel Rejects as ‘False’ UJA Federation’s Claims about Israel Parade ‘Inclusion’
Latest Sections Stories
Respler-logo-NEW

When I complain, she tells me it is retail therapy.

West-Coast-logo

Tal Dimenstein has been selected to present her ELI Talk about Appreciation during this year’s conference in Chicago.

How is it possible that some of our people cannot see what I see, the miracle of the existence of the state of Israel?

Birobidzhan railway station sign is the world’s only one spelling the town’s name in Yiddish letters

She’s seen as a poster child for The Jewish Home’s efforts to reach beyond its Orthodox base.

Girls don’t usually learn Gemara. Everyone knows that.

Mordechai and his men shared a strong mutual loyalty.

“Can I wear tefillin in the bathroom?” That was the question US Private Nuchim Lebensohn wrote to Mike Tress, president of the Agudath Israel Youth Council, in a letter dated November 18, 1942. Lebensohn was not your typical young American GI. Polish by birth, he was forty-three years old and married when he was drafted […]

To what extent is your child displaying defiance?

This therapist kept focusing on how “I could do better,” never on how we could make the marriage work.

Mistrust that has lingered after the fiasco in Ferguson, Missouri, has edged the issue forward.

“The observance of a kosher diet is a key tenet of Judaism, and one which no state has the right to deny,” said Nathan Diament, executive director for public policy of the Orthodox Union.

More Articles from Jeremy Wimpfheimer

In the wake of a recent upsurge in violence that swept across Iran following last month’s presidential elections, a group of Jews and their descendents from the city of Mashad in Iran’s northeast gathered in Jerusalem for the first ever meeting of the Global Mashadi Jewish Federation.

The option of doing business with Israeli-based service providers has recently become much easier.

SDEROT, Israel – A small workingclass town lying just a short distance from Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip, Sderot is a city filled with residents crying desperately to be heard.

        JERUSALEM – Israeli restaurant owners are well accustomed to the question “Do you have a teuda?” referring to the official certificate deeming all food and food preparation to be kosher in accordance with halacha. Yet, as a result of the efforts of Bema’aglei Tzedek, a Jerusalem based non-profit organization, consumers are now on the […]

The Jewish fascination with Chinese food goes beyond the fact that it tastes good.

Despite commonly held conceptions that athletic prowess and Jews don’t mix, a Jewish fascination and involvement with the world of sports can be traced back throughout the ages.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/sections/community/help-wanted-must-live-in-israel/2008/03/12/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: