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Revealed: the UAE job sectors that are booming

Latest Monster Employment Index shows that hospitality and travel related occupations in the UAE have increased by 37% since Q3 2018

Revealed: the UAE job sectors that are booming
The growth in demand for hospitality professionals in the sector comes despite a 10 percent decline in overall online hiring opportunities.

The UAE has witnessed a surge in online job opportunities in the hospitality market ahead of Expo 2020 Dubai which is expected to welcome 25 million visitors between October 2020 and April 2021, according to new research.

The latest Monster Employment Index (MEI) showed that hospitality and travel related occupations in the UAE have increased by 37 percent since the third quarter of 2018.

The growth in demand for professionals in the sector comes despite a 10 percent decline in overall online hiring opportunities.

In preparation for the influx of visitors during the six-month celebration of innovation and creativity, the supply of hospitality facilities, including hotel rooms, have been boosted to meet the anticipated demand, increasing job opportunities in the sector.

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Krish Seshadri, CEO, APAC & Middle East, Monster.com, said: “Expo 2020 is set to welcome visitors from all over the world with very diverse demands and expectations. This is definitely an exciting time for professionals in the hospitality sector.

"The event will serve as a platform to demonstrate the exceptional skills of the UAE hospitality workforce on a global level. For industry professionals in the UAE, this is a unique opportunity to be a part of the biggest event to ever take place in the entire region to date. However, professionals in the field must ensure they adhere to international best practice and must be ready to deliver consistent quality levels of service during the very busy period."

From the industries monitored by the MEI, online hiring patterns in the oil and gas industry followed hospitality at 19 percent growth from the same period last year as global demand for energy continues to grow while engineering and production was the only other occupation to demonstrate growth.

Looking at the wider region, online recruitment witnessed a decline of nine percent from Q3 2018. Among the countries monitored by the MEI in the region, Kuwait demonstrated the highest advancement in online hiring during this period with six percent growth, followed by Bahrain at four percent.

The hospitality industry registered the largest growth from the industries monitored in the region at 16 percent, followed by retail, trade and logistics at eight percent.

Roles in HR and admin led occupational growth in the region with 26 percent increase from Q3 2018, followed by hospitality and travel at 22 percent and customer service at 20 percent.

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