Jobs in education sector up 28pc
Dubai, October 29, 2013
Opportunities in the Middle East education sector was up 28 per cent, leading all sectors followed by engineering, construction and real estate (up 25 per cent), said a report.
The Monster employment Index Middle East rose eight per cent year-on year as on September, over the same perod last year, it said.
The online opportunities in five of the 13 industry sectors monitored by the index exceeded September 2012 levels.
The production/manufacturing, automotive and ancillary sectors registered the steepest annual decline by 19 per cent.
With regards to occupation year-over-year trends, 10 of the 11 groups registered improved online demand over the year, with marketing and communications/arts/creative leading all the groups by 27 per cent, said the report.
Customer service was down16 percent and professionals registered the weakest long-term trend, being the only occupational group to have registered an annual decline
Online opportunities geographically also exceeded September 2012 levels in six of the seven countries monitored by the index.
Saudi Arabia was up 20 per cent, followed by Qatar, which was up 16 per cent, leading all countries in their year-over-year growth, while UAE was down 14 per cent, registering the steepest decline over the past 12 months.
In Saudi Arabia, the hospitality sector registered a positive annual growth of 30 per cent, followed by engineering, construction and real estate. HR and administration, among occupation group registered the highest annual growth of 44 per cent.
In the UAE, the hospitality was the only industry to have recorded a positive growth, up 13 per cent, while healthcare, in occupation groups, recorded a positive annual growth of 8 per cent.
The index is a monthly gauge of online job posting activity in Middle-East based on a real-time review of thousands of employer job opportunities culled from a large representative selection of career web sites and online job listings.
“The Monster Employment Index is reflective of the positive growth due to mild recovery of the global economic scenario foreseen in the second half of 2013,” said Sanjay Modi, managing director, Monster.com. - TradeArabia News Service