Team shortlist28 Aug 2017 AT 10:05 AM

Over half of UAE employers are hiring in the next three months

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Team shortlist28 Aug 2017 AT 10:05 AM
News, Employment, Hiring, Jobs, UAE
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News, Employment, Hiring, Jobs, UAE
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Are you at work browsing the internet because you’re bored right now? It’s okay, you can admit it. We won’t tell your boss. In fact… you might want to tidy up your CV, because we’ve got some good news.

According to a new employment survey by and YouGov, 69 percent of employers in the UAE are planning to hire in a year’s time and 51 percent are looking to hire in the next three months. Of those looking to recruit new staff, 36 percent of those are looking to hire for more than five job roles.

According to the study 27 percent of UAE employers are looking to hire a sales executive, while 18 percent are planning to hire an administrative assistant.

For those looking for a job in the MENA region in general, if you studied Engineering or Business Management you’re in luck, as they’re the most in-demand degrees. Experience wise, 37 percent are looking to hire candidates with managerial experience. And if you speak Arabic and English fluently, you’ve got a much better chance of bagging a role, with 59 percent of employers looking for communication skills in both.

Suhail Masri, vice-president of employer solutions at, told Arabian Business: “In the UAE, the hiring forecast shows a continuation of a strong job market, with nearly seven in 10 UAE employers planning to hire within the next year and more than one in two planning to hire within three months.

“We have also seen that more than a third (36 percent) of those planning to hire in the UAE within three months are looking to hire for more than five job roles. At, these findings come as no surprise to us: there are more than 10,000 jobs posted on on any given day, nearly 3,000 of which are UAE-based.”

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