Monday 24 June 2019

Suhail Masri

‘61pc of UAE’s online workforce on’

DUBAI, July 17, 2017

Sixty-one per cent of the online labour force in the UAE have an account on, a leading job site in the Middle East, according to the latest jobseeker tally from the company.

 At the regional level, 43 per cent of the online labour force have an account on, which has 28,500,000 CVs and more than 40,000 employers in its database.

In the GCC alone, 41 per cent of the online labour force are on The highest prevalence of online labour force with a account in the GCC is in the UAE (61 per cent), followed by Qatar (42 per cent), Oman (36 per cent), Saudi Arabia (35 per cent), Bahrain (28 per cent) and Kuwait (27 per cent).

Other regional markets also have a very large proportion of online labour force with accounts. These markets include Jordan, in which three quarters (75 per cent) of the online labour force are registered on Forty-four per cent of Egypt’s online labour force are registered on and 31 per cent of Lebanon’s online labour force are on

The job site’s trilingual platform (English, Arabic, French) as well as its complete range of end-to-end employment solutions and career planning tools certainly contribute to its popularity, said Suhail Masri, vice president of Employer Solutions,

“Job seekers on come with many different career levels, specialties, and target jobs,” said Masri.

“Among those who have specified their career level on their CV, one out of three job seekers has more than 10 years of experience. The job seeker database includes hundreds of thousands of niche job roles that are as diverse as Oracle and Python Developers, Financial Analysts, Designers, Instrumentation Engineers, Product Managers, and Legal and Compliance Advisors.”

Since its launch in 2000, has connected millions of job seekers and employers to help them build their careers, a company statement said, highlighting that it has also developed virtual fairs, applicant tracking, and career portal technologies that are being utilized and awarded at the global scale.

“As an organization, we have always been committed to helping people find their ultimate career opportunities,” Masri said.

“In order to truly help, we don’t believe in sticking to the bare minimum. We work through innovation, we seek to improve, create, update, and reinvent so we can make technology that actually empowers others. When it comes to hiring, we strive to always provide the latest and most useful technologies and information on our online platform.

“When it comes to finding a job, we arm our job seekers with an array of tools and insights that smoothen their competitive journey. On any given moment, our 350+ employees are actively searching, creating, and improving our offerings because they know it will have an impact on so many people. This is how we grew to a community of millions,” he added. has gone beyond the job listings and has created a CV search technology that boosts the qualified candidates’ chances of being found directly by employers. has also become a reputable source for industry research, career planning information, and several other tools that are geared to support job seekers and employers at all stages, the statement said. – TradeArabia News Service

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