Bloomberg Anywhere Remote Login Bloomberg Terminal Demo Request


Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.


Financial Products

Enterprise Products


Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000


Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Bloomberg Customers

Businessweek Archives

Business Is War

Frontier -- Trends

Business Is War

If you thought the U.S. job market was tough, take a look at what's happening in Israel. According to the daily newspaper Ha'aretz, high-tech headhunting has become so competitive that the military has stopped calling up reservists to some units. It seems that soldiers who work for tech outfits are using their time in the reserves to talk career officers into leaving the military and joining the dot-com world. It's not a tough sell: A programmer in the private sector makes more than three times as much as one in the army. The situation is so dire that the top brass has discussed the issue at its past four meetings. "We're at war," one commander told Ha'aretz. "We can't cope with the dot-com revolution," said another. Sounds as if the Israelis need another set of peace negotiations.

blog comments powered by Disqus