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Number of Druze, Arabs in civil service on the rise

Civil Service Commission says number of Druze, Arabs employed by government bureaus steadily rising over past six years

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) said the number of Druze and Arabs employed in the ranks of the civil service has increased from 193 to 578 over the past six years.


According to the CSC, while in 2003 only 4.2% of its employees were Druze or Arabs, they now constitute 11.6% of civil service personnel.


Also, the number of Druze and Arab women now employed by the various government bureaus rose from 66 in 2003, to 282 in 2008.


The data further revealed that that 70.9% of all Druze and Arab workers have an academic education, 11.4% of them have PhDs and 9.2% have a Master's degree.


The Civil Service Commission also said that 36% of Druze and Arab workers were employed by the Interior Ministry, 16% by the Science and Technology Ministry, 8.5% by the Ministry of Social Affairs, 8% by the Health Ministry and 7% are employed by the Education Ministry.


The Prime Minister's Office and the Foreign Ministry round up the list with only 1%-1.5% Druze or Arabs among their personnel.


The Ministry for the Development of the Negev and Galilee and the Ministry of Pensioner Affairs have no Druze or Arabs employees.


פרסום ראשון: 07.29.09, 22:22
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