| 20 March, 2017

Job-hunters: outlook is for increased hiring over the next six months

20 March 2017

Recruitment of new employees in the UAE and the rest of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region will stabilise this year, as conditions improve for many businesses.

The latest hiring outlook for the year showed that nearly half (49 per cent) of recruiters in the Gulf expect employers to hire additional staff over the next six months.

Hiring activity will be robust among companies within the healthcare, construction and hospitality sectors. Overall, banks and financial services firms are expected to post the highest number of vacancies this year, followed by those in the construction and hospitality business. (Read more here)

This week it was reported that 914 Emirati men and women were employed by 111 financial and banking institutions in 75 days through Government Accelerators, a government approach that was launched last year to create more jobs for locals. (Read more here)

Saudi Arabia is also looking to develop opportunities in the remote employment and work from home sector and is aiming to create 141,000 job opportunities by 2020, according to the Ministry of Labor and Social Development. (Read more here)

Oman is also reporting a positive outlook for the jobs market, with a largest number of jobs expected to be created in sectors like financial services, health, tourism, aviation, manufacturing and construction. (Read more here)

Further jobs news:
Emirates and Etihad in hiring mode
Kuwait eyes 100 nationals in government jobs
Over 15000 young Saudis find jobs in the mobile sector
Robust hiring in specific industries in the UAE

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