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For UAE job hopefuls, there seems to be some bad news coming their way. The number of jobs available online in the country has declined, according to the latest Monster Employment Index for the region, giving fewer opportunities to those looking for a new job.

The May 2013 index highlights released by Monster shows a decline of 14 per cent on an annual basis in the region.

“The double digit drop in the Monster Employment index is owing to the cautious approach adopted by Middle East employers owing to the business scenario globally,” said Sanjay Modi, Managing Director, Monster.com (India/ Middle- East/ South East Asia).

Geographically, online opportunities exceeded May’12 level in four of the seven countries monitored by the Index. Egypt (up 16 per cent) followed by Bahrain (up 13 per cent) led all countries in year-over-year growth. Kuwait (down 26 per cent) registered the steepest decline over the past 12 months. UAE also recorded a negative decline of -19 per cent.

Within the UAE, health care (up 15 per cent) recorded the highest annual growth and also lead in annual growth (up 13 per cent each) amongst the occupation groups.

In Saudi Arabia, online recruitment activity was up 8 per cent from May’12 level. Oil & Gas (up 22 per cent) registered positive annual growth whereas among occupation groups, engineering and production (up 5 per cent) registered highest annual growth.

Overall in the region, online opportunities exceeded May’12 levels in four of the 13 industry sectors monitored by the index. Education (up 20 per cent) led all sectors followed by hospitality (up 14 per cent). Chemicals/ plastic/rubber, paints, fertilizer/ pesticides (down 39 per cent) registered the steepest annual decline.

Three of 11 occupation groups registered improved online demand over the year. Healthcare (up 15 per cent) led all occupational groups in year-over-year growth whereas customer service and software, hardware, telecom (down 30 per cent each) professionals registered the weakest long-term trend.

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Year-over-year Growth

May

12

May

13

% Growth  Y-o-y

Egypt

105

122

16%

Bahrain

108

122

13%

KSA

117

126

8%

Qatar

119

122

3%

Oman

103

102

-1%

UAE

135

110

-19%

Kuwait

133

99

-26%

 

UAE Top Growth Industries

 

 

UAE Lowest Growth Industries

 

Year-over-year Growth

May  12

May

13

% Growth 

Y-o-y

 

Year-over-year Growth

May  12

May

13

% Growth  Y-o-y

Health Care

108

124

15%

 

IT and Telecom/ISP

119

105

-12%

Hospitality

113

127

12%

 

BFSI

127

110

-13%

Engineering, Construction and Real Estate

118

124

5%

 

Production/Manufacturing, Automotive and Ancillary

140

99

-29%

 

 

UAE Top Growth Occupations

 

 

 

UAE Lowest Growth Occupations

 

Year-over-year Growth

May  12

May

13

% Growth 

Y-o-y

 

Year-over-year Growth

May 12

May

13

% Growth  Y-o-y

Health Care

133

150

13%

 

Software, Hardware, Telecom

121

100

-17%

Hospitality and Travel

95

96

1%

 

Purchase / Logistics / Supply Chain

97

77

-21%

Marketing & Communications/Arts/Creative

106

99

-7%

 

Customer service

116

69

-41%

 

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