People with Disabilities

About 25% of working-age Israelis have at least one disability — and just 57% of this population is employed.

Of those who are unemployed, many are actively looking for work, but social stigmas, isolation and insecurity often hinder this search, along with a general unease from employers to higher Israelis with disabilities.

While over 260,000 Israelis receive some type of disability pension, this population seeks employment not just to earn a living, but also for a sense of routine, purpose and belonging. JDC-TEVET programs for Israelis with disabilities help people integrate into large companies, promote employment within communities of disabled people and connect these people with employment networks.