The latest Monster Employment Index Middle East rose 8 per cent on annual basis and the UAE led all other GCC countries in annual growth.
The Monster Employment Index is a monthly gauge of online job posting activity in Middle-East based on a real-time review of tens of thousands of employer job opportunities culled from a large representative selection of career web sites and online job listings.
Online opportunities in the UAE was up 23 per cent) followed by Qatar (up 18 percent) and led all countries in year-over-year growth. Saudi was down 17 per cent and Kuwait (down 17 per cent) registered the steepest decline over the past 12 months.
Within the UAE, Hospitality (up 39 per cent) recorded the most notable growth in online opportunities over the year and Hospitality and Travel (up 26 per cent) led in annual growth amongst the occupation groups.
Online opportunities exceeded January’12 levels in eight of the 12 industry sectors monitored by the index. Hospitality (up 50 per cent) led all sectors followed by Retail/Trade and Logistics (up 7 per cent). Chemicals/ Plastic/ Rubber, Paints, Fertilizer/ Pesticides (down 24 per cent) registered the steepest annual decline.
Five of 11 occupation groups registered improved online demand over the year. Hospitality (up 37 per cent) led all occupational groups in year-over-year growth whereas Marketing & Communications/Arts/Creative (down 13 per cent) and Legal (down 13 per cent) professionals registered the weakest long-term trend.
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