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Hiring Increase Across the Board in the UAE


UAE : 02 August 2010

Businesses in a variety of sectors are hiring and planning to do more in the near future

According to UAE News website, Emirates Business 24/7, the outlook for unhappy workers in the UAE is growing brighter.  Companies across the area are hiring again, according to experts in the recruitment field.

A wide variety of industries are involved, included food manufacturing, retail sales and industry.  Information technology (IT) and the telecom sector are at the forefront while sectors such as aviation, transport and logistics are set to take on the massive hiring of over 100,000 employees spread over five to ten years.

Hiring in the real estate is still slow, as expected.  However the banks and finance companies are in a recruiting stage.  Hiring in general and throughout the economy is on the rise.

The food manufacturing industry is noticeably heating up.

That industry has risen to a prominent position in the last twelve months and is a popular sector to find employment in.  As food manufacturing expands in the UAE hiring increases, according to Ian Giulianotti, the Associate Director for Nadia, a UAE recruiting and training firm that also offers HR consulting services.

Engineering and facility management firms are also beginning to hire, said Giulianotti.  He added that although the retail banking area has slowed hiring down, the investment banks are continuing to hire and private banks and wealth management firms have increased their hiring this year.

Certain sectors of the economy are recruiting more than the rest, including industrial and consumer, retail and luxury, healthcare, logistics and pharmaceuticals, according to Panos Manolopoulos, the Vice Chairman for Stanton Chase International.

Manolopoulos expects that hiring throughout the consumer, industrial, retail, educational, technology, investment and wealth management, oil and gas and healthcare sectors will take place at mid to low end levels of management, instead of at the levels and amounts that were seen in the past.

Manolopoulos also stated that over 100,000 jobs in the UAE would be offered over the next five to ten years in the transportation, aviation and logistics sectors.

It seems that now is a good time to look over your CV.

Andrew Reid, Staff Writer, Gulf Jobs Market News
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