Mena workers attracted by oil and gas industries, survey finds

06/12/2011 - Dubai Investment News Posted by Bob Brunskill
Mena workers attracted by oil and gas industries, survey finds

Some 34 per cent of professionals in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) are considering an industry shift mostly into the oil, gas and petrochemicals industry.That is according to a recent survey conducted by Bayt.com, the Middle East's number one job site, and YouGov, a leading research organisation.Despite this, 35 per cent of respondents to the survey said that they are content in the industries they are currently employed in."Oil, gas and petrochemicals is an industry that has long been associated with this region, and it is still clearly a favoured sector to work in with the majority of those looking to change careers preferring it," observed Amer Zureikat, vice-president of Salesat Bayt.com, a resource website for employees.He added: "The trend is that employees today are looking for better salaries, job security and sectors that are less likely to collapse in a downturn, a clear sign that the recession is still affecting opinions."