UAE is a popular destination for job seekers in Pakistan. Lower language barrier, close proximity and ample opportunities have made it a constant source of income and remittance over the last few years. Unfortunately, even the UAE saw a slowdown in jobs over the last couple of years due to challenging economic conditions.
The good news is that the outlook for 2017 is very positive, according to experts.
More Jobs Incoming
Vice-president of Bayt.com (employer solutions), Suhail Masri said that Middle Eastern employers are warming up to the idea of hiring again. This has resulted in a notable increase in jobs in the first quarter of 2017.
Citing the company’s Job Index survey, Masri explained that in Q1 2017, around two thirds of employers in the Middle East planned to hire someone in a year. As for employers in UAE, 69% shared the same outlook.
He added that there are several initiatives and events taking place in the country to promote career opportunities in the UAE job market, like Careers UAE and Expo 2020. As for the fields which performed well in terms of online job postings and hiring activity, Masri mentioned sales, technology/IT, engineering, management, and accounting/banking/finance.
Healthcare Sector Going Strong
Sanjay Modi, Managing Director for Monster.com for the Middle East region said that the healthcare sector recorded the highest growth in terms of online job postings and hiring. The hospitality sector on the other hand recorded a decrease in performance.
He said that it wasn’t surprising that the healthcare sector performed well considering UAE government’s emphasis on the sector. The government is planning to have one of the strongest healthcare systems in the world by 2021.
Specific Job Roles in High Demand
Chris Greaves, MD of Hays (global recruiting group) for the Middle East says that activity within the hiring market is looking positive. He noted that a lot of specific job roles are in increasing demand, which are cyber security professionals, online payment experts and C-suite executives.
Additionally bi-lingual job candidates, proficient in both Arabic and English with local and international experience in their specific industries are in high demand as well.
Via Khaleej Times