Recruitment levels increasing in the Middle East and Gulf, survey finds

07/07/2011 - Dubai Lifestyle News Posted by Neil King
Recruitment levels increasing in the Middle East and Gulf, survey finds

The Middle East and Gulf region is seeing a marked improvement in the recruitment sector with hiring levels increasing.Antal's Global Snapshot survey revealed that 67 per cent of businesses questioned in the region said that they are taking on managerial and professional staff, compared to 21 per cent in February.Rising employment could be of interest for people considering Dubai property investment in the near future as there may be jobs available for when they arrive.Tony Goodwin, the chief executive officer and chairman of Antal, told ameinfo.com that while the previous survey predicted stability, this one confirms it."The overall results are almost exactly those predicted by the last report with 52 per cent of organisations around the world taking on professional and managerial staff and only 17 per cent reducing headcounts," he added.Earlier this week, Abu Dhabi's Tourism Authority announced that it has seen a ten per cent rise in hotel occupancy rates in the first five months of the year.