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MidEast job vacancies up 14% in Feb

Saudi Arabia had the most offers, while opportunities in Oman declined

MidEast job vacancies up 14% in Feb
UAE employment, Middle East employment, GCC nationals working

The number of jobs advertised online in the Middle East rose 14 percent in February, with Saudi Arabia offering the most opportunities to jobseekers, according to new industry
figures released on Monday.

The Monster Employment Index, a
monthly gauge of level of jobs posted online in the Middle-East, found
education was the fastest growing sector, with 37 percent more postings
year-on-year during the month of February.

The second most prosperous sector
was healthcare (up 33 percent), followed by banking, financial services and
insurance (up 28 percent), advertising, PR, media and entertainment (up 26
percent) and retail and trading (up 17 percent).

By comparison, oil and gas showed
the biggest drop in job openings, with a decline of 21 percent. The hospitality
sector had six percent less vacancies on offer, while the consumer goods sector
was relatively stable; with only one percent more jobs up for grabs.

Location also appeared to be
vital, with Saudi Arabia showing a 47 percent rise in jobs on offer as the
government sought to increase opportunities for those in the public sector.

Oman, where unemployment was an
issue during last year’s Arab Spring protests, saw the biggest decline in
postings, with the number of jobs on offer down by 18 percent.

In between, the number of jobs in
Egypt was up 31 percent and Kuwait was up 12 percent, while the Arab Spring
took its toll on Bahrain, where job listings declined six percent, followed by Qatar (down
12 percent) and the UAE (down 13 percent).

In Saudi,
hospitality professionals were apparently in demand, with an 82 percent rise in vacancies, while in the
UAE education again scored highest with 19 percent more opportunities.

Sanjay Pathak 7 years ago

Be it in the IT industry in the current month and I be a part of the beneficiary I must say ALHUMDOLILLAH.

moh 6 years ago

which websites offer genuine online jobs ??