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Israeli tech companies worry for their Ukrainian programmers

As tensions between Russia and Ukraine intensify, Israeli high-tech companies are worried over the safety of thousands of Ukrainian programmers.
Israel technology

The conflict between Russia and Ukraine is causing problems all around the world— including the risk to Israeli high-tech firms, who rely on close to 20,000 Ukrainian employees.

The last few years have set new records for the Israeli high-tech industry.  According to Israel’s Ministry of Economics, high-tech exports of programming, cyber security, and OCCs (offensive cyber capabilities) soared in 2021. The greatest growth has been in the sale of Israeli start-ups, which grew by 257 percent from 2020. Programming services grew by 25 percent and R&D services by 15 percent.

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