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Nearly Half of Middle East Firms have Plans to Hire for New Posts


More jobs will be created in the UAE and other countries in the Middle East over the next few months, with the bulk of recruitment likely to take place in the construction sector, according to hiring specialists on Monday.

In the latest NaukriGulf Hiring Outlook survey, 49 per cent of companies said they have plans to hire for new positions, while 90 per cent intend to hire in general, or for existing vacant positions.

The majority of the recruiters in the region (58 per cent) also said they expect new vacancies to be announced in the next six months. Most of the new positions will likely be for candidates with three to eight years of work experience.

Out of the 140 recruiters and employers polled for the survey last month, 44 per cent said they expect new jobs to be created for middle management posts, while 25 per cent expect new jobs to be created at senior management levels.

About 35 per cent said they expect the construction industry to offer most of the new jobs. Aside from construction companies, those in the banking and finance, hospitality and retail industries are also expected to open a significant number of positions.



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