DUBAI / WAM
The UAE exhibited the most positive employment growth among its neighbouring countries in April 2016, with hiring activity growing at 18 percent compared to the same period a year ago.
Sanjay Modi, Managing Director, Monster.com (India, Middle- East, South East Asia and Hong Kong), said, looking at the UAE market specifically, certain sectors are still hiring robustly at a time the employment index dropped in the Middle East.
He said that the healthcare industry is the biggest generator of employment opportunities. “For the third month in a row, the industry is charting the steepest growth in year-on-year online recruitment activity; up by 45 percent in April 2016. This is not surprising, since the country is anticipated to require an annual increase of nearly three per cent in the number of hospital beds, demanding for more than 13,800 beds by 2020.”
“The key driver behind this upward trend is the rising health programmes and improved regulatory frameworks by the UAE government; the country’s liberalisng policies are attracting global cross-border deals, allowing for mergers, acquisition and strategic tie ups between pharmaceutical players and hospitals to develop a world class healthcare infrastructure,” he added.