JERUSALEM, July 16 (Xinhua) -- Israel has launched a program to recruit hundreds of young Jewish engineers from around the world for local companies, Hebrew-language newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth reported Monday.
The program is part of a project called "Massa," which means journey in Hebrew, led by the Israeli government and the Jewish Agency for Israel, the world's largest Jewish non-profit organization, to strengthen the connection between Jews around the world and Israel.
Another goal of the program is to solve the shortage of skilled engineers and developers in the Israeli high-tech industry.
According to the program, high-tech Jewish students up to age 40 will be welcomed to Israel for a training and working period of at least 10 months in Israeli companies.
The program is expected to attract 400 young high-tech Jewish workers to Israel in the first year.