|Microsoft to hire 2,500 in Israel |
Microsoft wants to more than double its headcount in its research and development operation in Israel over the next four years, increasing the firm’s number of local employees from about 2,000 to 4,500. The US tech giant plans to open five new sites in Israel in the coming years, in Tel Aviv, Herzliya, Jerusalem, and Beersheba, and at one as yet undecided location. The announcement comes as the company has increased its Israeli R&D workforce by 30% across sites in Herzliya, Haifa, Tel Aviv and Nazareth. “The establishment of the new development sites, along with the recruitment of thousands of new employees in Israel, is proof of Microsoft’s commitment and confidence in our technological impact and talented workforce," said Michal Braverman-Blumenstyk, Corporate Vice President and General Manager of Microsoft’s Israel R&D Center. "This expansion will help us grow, retain, and recruit the most talented people to build the most cutting-edge solutions. We want Microsoft to be accessible to any candidate no matter where they live, so establishing campuses in Jerusalem and Beersheva is especially significant."