51,062 jobs were an­nounced on Bayt.com dur­ing Q1 2018

Kuwait Times - - Business -

KUWAIT: Be­tween Jan­uary and March of 2018, over 51,000 new job op­por­tu­ni­ties were an­nounced on Bayt.com - the Mid­dle East’s largest job site in­di­cat­ing a pos­i­tive state for the re­gion’s job mar­ket. In fact, a 58 per­cent in­crease in job an­nounce­ments on Bayt.com has been recorded in com­par­i­son to the first quar­ter of 2017.

The surge in job post­ings on­line re­flects an over­all in­crease in the re­gion’s hir­ing ac­tiv­i­ties. In Fe­bru­ary 2018, the Mid­dle East’s Job In­dex Sur­vey re­vealed that 9 in 10 com­pa­nies are plan­ning to hire this year. The job In­dex score for 2018 was also 12 points higher than what it was in 2017, show­ing growth for hir­ing and job avail­abil­ity in the re­gion.

“There are many ca­reer op­por­tu­ni­ties in the Mid­dle East re­gion, and we are glad to be able to bring more and more of these op­por­tu­ni­ties on­line on Bayt.com so that they can be eas­ily ac­cessed,” said Suhail Masri, VP of Em­ployer So­lu­tions, Bayt.com. “We have started 2018 with an in­ten­si­fied ef­fort to en­sure that our mil­lions of job seek­ers are pre­sented with di­verse and new ca­reer op­tions, and that the hun­dreds of thou­sands of com­pa­nies and or­ga­ni­za­tions who part­ner with us for their hir­ing needs have ac­cess to un­lim­ited choice of can­di­dates.”

Launched back in 2000, Bayt.com now leads the re­gion’s on­line hir­ing ac­tiv­i­ties with a data­base of nearly 32 mil­lion job seek­ers and a daily job bank of more than 10,000 op­por­tu­ni­ties. One in two peo­ple who are part of the on­line la­bor force are now signed up on Bayt.com. The job site also records mil­lions of CV searches by com­pa­nies who search for CVs and con­tact can­di­dates for hir­ing di­rectly.

In an ef­fort to in­crease ca­reer op­por­tu­ni­ties on­line even fur­ther, Bayt.com just an­nounced the launch of Job slots: an an­nual job post­ing tool that al­lows com­pa­nies, or­ga­ni­za­tions, and gov­ern­ments to post a job and re­place it as many times as they need. This so­lu­tion is de­signed to in­crease job post­ing ac­tiv­i­ties and to make more op­por­tu­ni­ties avail­able to the re­gion’s job seek­ers.

On the launch of job slots, Masri adds: “Rolling out job slots was a very mis­sion-driven de­ci­sion for us. We are telling com­pa­nies that they can now post a job and then re­place it with other job an­nounce­ments as of­ten as they need for the full year. Ba­si­cally, in­stead of mak­ing one or two job post­ings, em­ploy­ers can own a job slot and post 5, 10, 20, or as many jobs as they have va­cant. This has al­ready in­creased on­line job avail­abil­ity and we are look­ing for­ward to how it un­folds in the up­com­ing months of 2018.”

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