UAE job opportunities: Hotel jobs surge 40% with room to grow

UAE records 11 per cent increase in online opportunities over 12-month period ended February 2013

The UAE’s hospitality sector recorded a huge spike in online job opportunities, surging by 40 per cent year-on-year, according to the latest iteration of the Monster Employment Index.

Hospitality tops the charts among growth sectors regionally, with online job opportunities in the sector rising 38 per cent between February 2012 and February 2013.

Consumer Goods/ FMCG, Food & Packaged Food, Home Appliance, Garments/ Textiles/ Leather, Gems & Jewellery follow, surging by 16 per cent across the seven countries that comprise the Monster Middle East Employment Index.

Among the slowest growing sectors (negative growth, actually) are chemicals/plastic/rubber, paints, fertilizer/pesticides, recording a 26 per cent decline in online job opportunities, followed by IT and Telecom/ISP, which saw a 22 per cent decline.

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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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