Monster Employment Index Middle East rises 8% on annual basis
- United Arab Emirates: Wednesday, February 27 - 2013 at 09:55
- PRESS RELEASE
The Monster Employment Index is a monthly gauge of online job posting activity in Middle-East based on a real-time review of tens of thousands of employer job opportunities culled from a large representative selection of career Web sites and online job listings. The Index does not reflect the trend of any one advertiser or source, but is an aggregate measure of the change in job listings across the industry.
Industry Year-over-Year Trends: Online opportunities exceeded January'12 levels in eight of the 12 industry sectors monitored by the index.
•Hospitality (up 50%) led all sectors followed by Retail/Trade and Logistics (up 7%).
•Chemicals/ Plastic/ Rubber, Paints, Fertilizer/ Pesticides (down 24%) registered the steepest annual decline.
Occupation Year-over-Year Trends: Five of 11 occupation groups registered improved online demand over the year.
•Hospitality (up 37%) led all occupational groups in year-over-year growth.
•Marketing & Communications/Arts/Creative (down 13%) and Legal (down 13%) professionals registered the weakest long-term trend.
Geographic Year-over-year Trends: Online opportunities exceeded January'12 level in four of the seven countries monitored by the Index.
•UAE (up 23%) followed by Qatar (up 18%) led all countries in year-over-year growth.
•KSA (down 17%) and Kuwait (down 17%) registered the steepest decline over the past 12 months.
Country- Wise Trends
•Online recruitment activity in KSA declines 17% from January'12 level.
•Oil and Gas (up 24%) followed by Consumer Goods/ FMCG, Food & Packaged Food , Home Appliance, Garments/ Textiles/ Leather, Gems & Jewellery (up 5%) are the only two sectors to have registered positive annual growth.
•Among occupation groups, Hospitality and Travel (up 46%) registered highest annual growth.
•UAE registers annual growth of 23%.
•Hospitality (up 39%) records the most notable growth in online opportunities over the year.
•Hospitality and Travel (up 26%) leads in annual growth amongst the occupation groups.
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