Co-Impact: The Partnership for a Breakthrough in Arab Employment,is a groundbreaking nonprofit organization aimed at dramatically increasing the number of Arabs working in the private sector in Israel. Our work is based on two key pillars:
Empowering the private sector to take the lead towards a breakthrough in the full and adequate integration of the Arab population in employment, society and the Israeli economy.
Building a partner network of stakeholders from various sectors- the third sector, Arab society, philanthropy and government.
promoting the percentage
of Arabs employed
opportunities for the
integration of Arab
employees in appropriate
employment in accordance
with their skills
the Arab population, while emphasizing the business case.
increasing Arab society's contribution to the growth of the Israeli economy.
Jewish-Arab shared society.
The accumulative number of placements since
stands on 3,000 employees.
During the first half of 2019,
472 new Arab employees
started working in 11
In four of our companies
the percentage of
employees is 20%.
A significant increase in the percentage
of skilled Arab employees in companies-
from 1% at the start to 2.6% today.
Our mentoring program has grown to
100 Arab-Jewish pairs.
Of these, about 70 are active pairs.
The Business Council has 300
Arab and Jewish business executives
working together to bring the employers
perspective to the table.
Alaa Ibrahim Hassuna/ Manager at The Phoenix Insurance Company: "I started my career at the Phoenix six years ago as a pension marketer. I chose a non-traditional field of work for a woman in Arab society; I was the first Arab woman to work at the Phoenix- which caused some barriers at first, but that did not stop me from continuing on the path I believe in. Today, I oversee a team of 50 employees at the Haifa branch and continue to pursue new goals both in my career and in academia. I encourage all Arab academics look for work at leading companies in the country; there are many jobs waiting for you".
There are large gaps between Jews and Arabs in unemployment, fields of employment and in income levels. These gaps undermine the rights of Arab society, and negatively affect the Israeli economy, business companies and the prospects for social solidarity.
The vision of Co-Impact is to promote the full and appropriate inclusion of the Arab population into Israeli employment, society and the economy, in a way that will strengthen both Arab communities and the sustainability and strength of the economy in general.
Excerpt from the President of Israel, Reuven Rivlin's,
remarks at a conference of the CEOs of the companies
Co-Impact works with
in July 2017.
If someone had told me two years ago, when we set out together on this program, that we would reach this moment and these results, I would say that it is not realistic... You are promoting processes and changes that are vital to the future and prosperity of the State of Israel.