UAE job markets improves, Indians benefit

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Dubai: Despite hiring slowing down in some industries, the UAE economy still produced a number of vacancies, with job postings in February going up by more than 70 per cent in certain organisations.

Overall, demand for additional staff in the country went up by 45 per cent last month, according to the latest Monster Employment Index.

Organisations in the healthcare business continued to show a huge appetite for growth, with recruitment activity rising by 76 per cent year-on-year. This is thanks largely to continued investment into medical facilities and growth of medical tourists visiting the country.

In the education industry, hiring posted a 72 per cent increase, while information technology and Telecom/ISP registered a 58 per cent growth in recruitment activity.

“As the region continues to look for better talent, professionals with the right mix of expertise and skills are highly sought-after,” said Sanjay Modi, managing director for Monster.com (India, Middle East, Southeast Asia and Hong Kong), which supplied the hiring figures.

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