Grant program looking to pay companies to hire tech people from Palestine

U.S. public benefit corporation wants 200 companies to commit to hiring Palestinian technology talent by June

Why It Matters

A job offer and proof of income can be somebody’s ticket out of a war zone. Investing in jobs also helps to rebuild local economies and wealth, allowing those caught in conflict to return to some sense of “normalcy,” said Sanam Kubra Siddiqui, grants director at Pledges.

Manara is seeking 200 companies to commit to hiring software engineers from Gaza or the West Bank in 2024. Several companies, including Microsoft and Talabat, have already committed to hiring.  

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