January 2018 MEI: The UAE witnessed a decline of 39 percent in online recruitment compared to the same period last year
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1. On a more positive note, Consumer Goods was the most active industry in terms of online hiring, registering a strong 24 percent growth from the same period last year.. 2. Looking at occupation performance, Software (including hardware and telecom) was the only sector to see positive growth, registering a 14 percent increase from January 2017.. 3. In the wider GCC region, Kuwait registered commendable growth in online hiring activity, at 12 percent..
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January 2018 Index Highlights:

  • On a more positive note, Consumer Goods was the most active industry in terms of online hiring, registering a strong 24 percent growth from the same period last year.
  • Looking at occupation performance, Software (including hardware and telecom) was the only sector to see positive growth, registering a 14 percent increase from January 2017.
  • In the wider GCC region, Kuwait registered commendable growth in online hiring activity, at 12 percent.