Recruitment down in Middle East

But road, railway and airport projects boost demand for infrastructure skills
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 08/20/2009

The economic downturn has slowed recruitment activity in the Middle East significantly, with Dubai in particular seeing a fall in the number of vacancies advertised, according to research by online recruitment firm GulfTalent.com.

The research shows that the percentage of Dubai-based vacancies advertised on the firm’s website constituted only 30 per cent of all GCC-based positions advertised in the first half of the year, compared with 43 per cent over the same period in the previous year. Kuwait and Bahrain have also been badly hit.