Em­ploy­ment and Years Work­place

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The Bayt.com Sta­tus of Work­ing Women in the Mid­dle East’ sur­vey, re­cently con­ducted by Dubai’s Bayt.com, the Mid­dle East’s lead­ing ca­reer site, and YouGov, a re­search and con­sult­ing or­gan­i­sa­tion, has re­vealed that while 51% of women in the re­gion con­sider recruitment and se­lec­tion op­por­tu­ni­ties to be made re­gard­less of gen­der, 31% be­lieve that women are treated less favourably in terms of salary, a fact that is un­sat­is­fac­tory to the 48% of women who work to be­come fi­nan­cially in­de­pen­dent.

Rea­sons for Work­ing

Women in the MENA re­gion mostly seek em­ploy­ment in or­der to be more fi­nan­cially in­de­pen­dent (48%) and in or­der to sup­port or fi­nan­cially con­trib­ute to their house­hold (46%). For 45% of re­spon­dents, tak­ing a job is a means to broaden their per­spec­tives on life.

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Al­most three quar­ters (72%) of MENA re­spon­dents state that they are em­ployed in a mixed gen­der work­place, and most re­spon­dents have 1 - 2 years (17%) of work ex­pe­ri­ence in to­tal. 15% have 3 -4 years of ex­pe­ri­ence, and 13% have 5 - 6 years of ex­pe­ri­ence. Across the re­gion, most re­spon­dents state that they work in pri­vate multi­na­tion­als (22%) and pri­vate small-medium lo­cal com­pa­nies (21%), fol­lowed by large lo­cal pri­vate sec­tor com­pa­nies and the pub­lic or

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