An Israeli gold mining company has hired a new worker, but his main job is to mine silver.
The newly hired worker, who did not want to be named, said he has no job in the silver mines and is just looking for another position to help the company.
“The job is very tough,” the employee told The Jerusalem Report on condition of anonymity.
“I’m here for a few weeks to take a few months off.
It’s not easy.
I’m here to work for a long time.
It is very hard.”
Silver mining jobs in Israel, where the Israeli government has allocated about one-fifth of the world’s supply of the metal, have seen a surge in recent years.
Gold and silver mining is one of the few industries in Israel that has been able to maintain its position despite a slump in the price of silver and gold.
Silver mining employs about 4,000 people, according to the mining industry association, which tracks mining jobs across the country.
The silver industry has seen an increase in recent months in job opportunities, with many of the new hires coming from mining fields in the Galilee.
A new hire in the Silver Mines Association of Israel (SMAI) is a 20-year-old who was recently hired as a maintenance engineer in the mine.
“The first two months I worked with the boss,” he said.
“Then he changed the company and hired a full-time employee.”
In Israel, new hires are typically paid about $60 a day.
The employee said his salary was set at $75 a day, a significant increase from his previous job.
The Silver Mines association has reported a significant uptick in new hires since the start of the year, as well as in the number of new jobs being created, with a total of about 1,300 jobs added in January.
But a new hire, who is now in his second month of employment, is worried about the prospects of a silver price drop.
“If we lose the price, we will lose a lot of jobs,” the new hire said.
The job at the Silver mines is in the Tel Aviv area and the man has lived in the city for about a year.
“We are looking forward to moving to Israel and finding a new job,” he added.
The Silver Mines union has been working hard to boost the number and size of its memberships, and recently established a new office in Tel Aviv.
“I would like to see a real increase in the job opportunities for the workers, and I hope to keep them,” the Silver Mine worker said.