Surge in On-Line Job Postings in Dubai/UAE

The amount of job adverts posted on-line in the Middle East has declined by 6 per cent on the year in November, according to an index compiled by the jobs website reported on the National Website, but the UAE has seen a surge in jobs.

Surge in jobs in UAE

In the UAE, the amount of jobs posted online rose 8 per cent. In Qatar, which is gearing up for a construction boom prior to the 2020 Fifa World Cup, the amount of online adverts rose 24 per cent.

In the UAE, strong demand for labour in hospitality, retail and logistics buoyed on-line recruitment, as the country’s non-oil economy continued its recovery on the back of tourism and trade.

On-line advertisements for jobs in retail, trade and logistics increased 45 per cent on the year in November, the biggest jump in any industry in any country. Hospitality positions were advertised 27 per cent more.


About the author

Kazim Ladimeji is the Director of—a resource for start-ups, small business and job seekers. It includes a blog with career and small business advice articles. Kazim is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and has been a practising HR professional for 14 years.

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