The high-tech sector – which for many years was exceptionally good in the labor market in terms of growth, opportunities and wages – has joined in recent months the employment crisis in the economy created by the corona plague. More and more high-tech people, accustomed to queuing up between employers, found themselves on unpaid and without a clear and rosy employment horizon, as was the case until the outbreak of the plague.
However, there are also companies that benefit from the crisis. NICE is one of the high-tech companies for which Corona has created new markets and accelerated the growth of existing markets. The tangible expression of this is the recruitment of 450 workers worldwide, many of whom are dozens in Israel. NICE mainly hires software engineers who specialize in cloud, analytics and artificial intelligence. NICE will increase its number of employees to 7,150 – an increase of 19% compared to their number at the end of 2019, and the number of its employees in Israel is expected to grow to 950 employees, compared to 900 today and 864 at the end of 2019.