Increase in Online Job Opportunities in Middle East

According to the Monster Employment Index for Middle East, online job opportunities exceeded September'11 level in five of the seven countries monitored by the Index.

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.

UAE is up by 27% followed by Qatar, which is up by 20% led all countries in year-over-year growth

KSA is down by 19 percent and registered the steepest decline over the past 12 months

While The Monster Employment Index Middle East registers a positive annual growth, the employers are cautious about ramping up hiring activity in the region owing to the current global economic scenario," said Sanjay Modi, Managing Director, (India/ Middle- East/ South East Asia)

Overall the Monster Employment Index Middle East has risen by 10 percent on an annual basis

Industry Year-over-Year Trends: Online opportunities exceeded September'11 levels in six of the 12 industry sectors monitored by the index.

Retail/Trade and Logistics (up 19 percent) lead all sectors followed by Production/Manufacturing, Automotive and Ancillary, Public Relations, Media and Entertainment.

Graph and Chart Source: Monster Employment Index Report for Middle East

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