UAE job market steady
The UAE is one of only three GCC countries to register a positive annual growth rate in job opportunities, while the region as a whole registered a record low growth rate of negative 21 per cent in June 2016, as compared to the same period last year. According to the Monster Employment Index (MEI), job opportunities listed in the UAE showed a positive growth trend in June 2016 and are up by 10 per cent, as compared to the same period last year. Sanjay Modi, Managing Director - APAC and Middle East, Monster.com, said: “The UAE is seen by economists as the most promising economy in MENA. UAE’s GDP is forecast to grow by three per cent this year - one per cent higher than the World Bank’s original forecast of two per cent.” In the UAE, healthcare continues to be the industry where job demand is soaring, with listed job opportunities up by 46 per cent in June 2016 as compared to the same period last year.