Employment and Years Workplace
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.
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