Saudi 'healthiest job market in region'
Riyadh, January 14, 2012
The job market in Saudi Arabia is currently the healthiest in the Mena region, with the highest hiring indicators suggesting that there will be plenty of hiring opportunities in the coming months, according to online jobsite Bayt.com.
The company announced this at an employee roundtable during the recent 'Tawteen 2012,' a leading career fair, providing opportunities for companies to recruit some of the best and brightest Saudi candidates.
The roundtable event offered expert advice to employees on the future of the Saudi job market, said a senior official of Bayt.com, which was a strategic career partner for Tawteen 2012.
Tawteen 2012, which ran from January 4 to 6, attracted more than 10,000 jobseekers and over 500 employers from various industries.
The roundtable, held at the InterContinental Hotel in Riyadh, was attended by 65 employees and employers interested in learning more about the local job market.
'Issues discussed during the roundtable included the positive hiring expectancies that Saudi will see in the next 12 months, as well as the preferred industries for employment in the country, which are the oil, gas and petrochemicals industry, followed by banking and finance,' said Suhail Masri, general manager of Saudi, Bayt.com.
Further findings as a result of extensive research conducted by Bayt.com were broached, including employment preferences of graduates and women, in addition to the skills, qualifications and experience that employers in Saudi are looking for, he stated.
“Bayt.com is more than just an online portal for jobseekers and employers; we provide in-depth, region-specific information that will benefit those in the job market – whether they are looking for employment or looking for strategies to employ more Saudi nationals,” he added.-TradeArabia News Service