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The UAE’s Jobs Market Looks Pretty Good This Year

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If you’re looking for a job in the UAE right now, we have some good news – the local jobs market is on the up, according to a new report.

If you’re looking for a job in the UAE right now, we have some good news – the local jobs market is on the up, according to a new report from jobs site Bayt.com.

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The company’s latest Middle East Job Index Survey found that 75% of UAE firms intend to hire people in the next three months, and 86% intend to take on new people this year.

In fact, the UAE jobs market has been getting better over the last year. The report also polled people who are already employed, with 79% of workers saying that their employers had taken on new staff over the last 12 months.

But, really, the focus of this report was on the fact that there will be a lot more jobs created in the UAE this year. Of the companies that are looking to hire new staff in the next three month, two-thirds said they’ll be needing up to 20 positions filled. And just under 15% said they’re looking to fill up to 100 positions in the next three months.

In terms of what these jobs will be, the Bayt report said that sales executives, sales managers, directors, accountants and project managers are the most in-demand jobs. So if you’ve got a background in any of these positions, it looks like you’ll be spoilt for choice with jobs over the next few months.

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Though, depending on the industry you’re working in, you could still find some good job potential. According to the report, consumers goods companies are most likely to hire this year, with 81% saying they’ll be making new jobs available this year. Meanwhile, 80% of real estate and construction are looking to make new hires this year, and 78% of hospitality and entertainment firms will be taking on new staff.

As usual, SMEs are the businesses most likely to make new hires, the report said; 76% of SMEs said they’ll be hiring this year.

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