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Modi: Strong demand for medical professionals

UAE demand for healthcare professionals up 12pc

DUBAI, August 16, 2016

Driven by ambitious healthcare objectives and several advancements in the pipeline, demand for healthcare professionals in the UAE increased by 12 per cent in July compared to the same month last year, a report said.

In reaching Vision 2021 healthcare goals, the UAE government is investing heavily in the healthcare industry to help further raise its high standards on a global level, according to the Monster Employment Index (MEI) July 2016.

The investments have taken shape in various forms from introducing the latest in technology, to advancing medical institutes and developing a number of new medical facilities.

“Amid an uncertain employment landscape in the UAE, healthcare continues to demonstrate strong demand for medical professionals, and with exciting plans ahead in the industry, opportunities are bound to arise across other sectors as well including construction, technology and education which will be needed to support these initiatives,” said Sanjay Modi, managing director – APAC and Middle East, Monster.com.

Recent developments in the field include the construction of a number of new international hospitals being built across the emirates, a $2 billion project to establish a modern medical university by 2017, and the implementation of high-tech sensors, biometric readers and even robots that are helping medical staff perform more effectively and efficiently.

Despite a 22 per cent annual dip in UAE job opportunities listed online in July 2016, the MEI reveals optimistic results across Consumer Goods/ FMCG, Food & Packaged Food, Home Appliance, Garments/ Textiles/ Leather, Gems & Jewellery, with 25 per cent year-on-year growth in online job posts in the UAE.

This is followed by Production/Manufacturing, Automotive, Ancillary; and Engineering, Construction and Real Estate with a growth of 8 per cent and 6 per cent respectively in job opportunities posted online, as compared to the same period a year ago.

From the GCC countries analysed, the latest MEI records that Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman are the only nations to register year-on-year growth in July 2016 with an 11 per cent increase in online recruitment activity observed in Bahrain, followed by 10 per cent in Kuwait and Oman.

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. – TradeArabia News Service




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