Job seekers predict job availability will increase in the next six months; report

The Middle East Job Seeker Confidence Survey discovered what UAE residents thought of the job market

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Job seekers predict job availability will increase in the next six months; report  Fifty-percent of UAE respondents were satisfied with their career growth opportunities.
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  September 18, 2017

Job seekers in the UAE see business conditions and job opportunities improving over the next six months according to research.

The Middle East Job Seeker Confidence Survey, carried out by the region's job searching portal Bayt.com and market research company YouGov, discovered that 50% of UAE respondents were satisfied with their career growth opportunities, whereas 24% are neutral.

Fifty-percent of survey respondents also revealed that they were satisfied with training and development, whereas 19% were neutral. Furthermore, 53% say career growth opportunities will improve over the next six months, 35% say it will remain the same and 12% predict it could become worse.

The majority of respondents (63%) also highlighted that their personal financial conditions will improve in the next six months, however 24% expect their financial position to remain the same, and 12% say it will become worse.

Anjali Chhabra, senior research manager, YouGov, said: "It is important for us to regularly conduct thorough research regarding job seekers' and employed individuals' sentiments and opinions and share that information with the region.

"The Middle East Job Seeker Confidence Index survey gives us many insights into the personal, business and economic conditions of the region. For instance, the majority of respondents are anticipating significant improvements in business conditions and availability of jobs. If this holds true, it will surely reflect positively in many other areas in the economy."

The data was collected from 1 August to 24 August 2017 from the UAE, KSA, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Morocco, Algeria, and others.

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