More construction jobs to be made available in Dubai

21/11/2012 - Dubai Property News Posted by Bob Brunskill
More construction jobs to be made available in Dubai

A host of new jobs are set to be made available across the UAE's construction sector, which is another clear indication that the building industry is thriving once again.This particular part of the economy suffered badly when the global financial crisis took hold in 2008 and many firms were forced to make redundancies when developments were shelved.However, a new study by Naukrigulf has suggested that 58 per cent of recruiters in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) expect more vacancies to crop up in the coming quarter."We are happy to see return of positive sentiments in the construction industry. We expect to witness things turning even better in the mid-term," commented Tarun Aggarwal, business head at Naukrigulf."Most of the GCC governments have large development projects in the pipeline and this should help provide the required boost to the construction industry. "The majority of construction firms that are looking to add to their workforce in the coming months said they were primarily seeking employees who have between eight and 15 years of experience in the sector.It is hardly surprising that more workers are needed, as there are plenty of huge projects being given the green light by planning chiefs in Dubai.Many developments that were put on the backburner during the financial crisis have now been resurrected and the cranes that feature so prominently in the city's skyline are active once again.The Dubai Land Department revealed in October that the demand for real estate is soaring in various parts of the emirate.Indeed, it stated that property deals worth AED 83 billion (£14 billion) were concluded in the first nine months of 2012.A total of 20,925 sales were finalised between January and September, which was hugely encouraging.Director general of the government's land division Sultan Butti Bin Mejrin said the emirate offers a diverse range of buildings for investors to choose from. This will certainly be the case when the plethora of ongoing developments are finished. Click here for your free property investment guide