Monster Employment Index records most growth in UAE healthcare industry while hospitality sector faced challenging times in 2016
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Highlights
1. The December MEI registered a 31 percent year-on-year decline in online hiring in the UAE representing a 4 percentage point improvement from November 2016 . 2. Purchase / Logistics / Supply Chain occupations continue to be the only group to witness year-on-year growth at 24 percent. 3. Online recruitment is down by 41 percent in the Middle East region with the Hospitality sector continuing to record the largest decline at -64 percent. 4. Amongst the Middle East countries monitored, Egypt recorded the highest decline in online opportunities at -39 percent while Bahrain and Oman are the only countries to register growth at 4 percent..
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Launched in April 2011 with data collected since October 2010, the Monster Employment Index is a broad and comprehensive monthly analysis of online job demand in the Middle East conducted by Monster.com. Based on a real-time review of millions of employer job opportunities culled from a large, representative selection of online career outlets, including Monster Gulf, the Monster Employment Index presents a snapshot of employer online recruitment activity nationwide. The Monster Employment Index’s underlying data is validated for accuracy by Research America, Inc.- an independent, third-party auditing firm - to ensure that measured online job recruitment activity is within a margin of error of +/- 1.05%. Monster has taken due care in compiling and processing the data available from various sources for Monster Employment Index, but does not guarantee the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of any information and is not responsible for any errors or omissions or action / decision taken or for the results obtained from the use of such information.

December 2016 Index Highlights:

  • The December MEI registered a 31 percent year-on-year decline in online hiring in the UAE representing a 4 percentage point improvement from November 2016
  • Purchase / Logistics / Supply Chain occupations continue to be the only group to witness year-on-year growth at 24 percent
  • Online recruitment is down by 41 percent in the Middle East region with the Hospitality sector continuing to record the largest decline at -64 percent
  • Amongst the Middle East countries monitored, Egypt recorded the highest decline in online opportunities at -39 percent while Bahrain and Oman are the only countries to register growth at 4 percent.