UAE hiring activity rebounds, following 50% plunge due to pandemic

iStock

The UAE job market is showing signs of partial recovery following a 50 per cent plunge in hiring activity due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

That’s according to new research by the recruitment firm Gulf Talent, which indicates steady improvement since the beginning of June but well below the levels seen before March.

Teachers and marketing professionals saw the largest fall in demand, followed by sales, customer service and HR staff, while hiring of medical professionals seems to have increased.

The report also shows a drop in the salary expectations of candidates, with one in four willing to accept lower pay than in a previous job.

More from Business

Coming Up on Dubai Eye

  • The Night Shift with Mark Lloyd

    8:00pm - 10:00pm

    Musicians and music, entertainers and entertainment, industry gossip and songs selected by you, get ready to bring your night time to life!

  • Nights on Dubai Eye 103.8

    10:00pm - 7:00am

    Dubai Eye complements the conversation with the music you love from the eighties, nineties and newer.

On Dubai Eye

  • Dubai Eye 103.8: On The Frontline

    Dubai Eye 103.8's Georgia Tolley speaks to the Emirate's top doctors and health officials to find out why the UAE is winning the fight against COVID-19.

  • Mark's Summer Bucket List

    Mark Lloyd has been giving you ideas to keep you busy this summer, from staycations to online improv workshops!

Business Breakfast