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Survey says nationalisation of Gulf jobs now priority

Saudi Arabia leading GCC countries in job creation

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Saudi Arabia's strong economic growth boosted job creation
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Saudi Arabia\'s strong economic growth boosted job creation The Gulf region has continued to create jobs despite the impact of the Arab Spring in 2011, according to a survey. The 2012 edition of “Employment and Salary Trends in the Gulf” released Thursday by GulfTalent.com shows that Saudi Arabia is the leader in job creation, thanks to its strong economic growth and massive government investment. Some 62 percent of firms increased their headcount last year compared with 55 percent in 2010, the survey shows. Next was Oman, where 56 percent of firms created new jobs, 1 percent down on the previous year.
Qatar also saw 51 percent of employers creating new jobs, reflecting the strength of the Qatari economy. In Kuwait, the percentage of firms that created new jobs in 2011 more than doubled compared to 2010, rising by 26 percent to reach 51 percent. Over the same period, the UAE also saw the number of firms creating new jobs jump by 15 percent to reach 37 percent.
The GulfTalent.com survey also revealed that Dubai’s share of regional recruitment activity has started to increase after two years of slowdown, due to a combination of jobs growth and churn.
The survey highlights that the oil and gas, healthcare and retail sectors are enjoying the largest headcount expansion, while banking and construction fare the worst.
The survey shows that the UAE and Qatar remain prime destinations for expatriates, with Saudi Arabia in third place. According to the survey findings, the UAE strengthened its position as the most popular destination among Gulf-based expatriates, with Dubai overwhelmingly remaining the most attractive city.
Qatar remained in second place in terms of popularity with expatriates. Hit by domestic unrest, Bahrain dropped from fourth place to become the Gulf’s least attractive destination for expatriates in 2011, behind Kuwait and Oman.
The study also shows that, as a result of Western countries facing high unemployment and low pay rises, employers in the Gulf are finding it easier to hire Western nationals rather than Asian candidates. However, according to interview findings, some employers are facing difficulty attracting Western candidates because they perceive the region to be unsafe, following widespread media coverage of the Arab Spring.
This year’s survey also highlights the fact that governments across the region are making the nationalisation of expatriate jobs a top priority and are embracing various schemes to do this. The survey noted that more innovative approaches are now being tried in some Gulf countries, introducing elements of choice, competition and commercial incentive.
Across the GCC, average private sector salary increase has remained stable but much lower than pre-recession levels, according to GulfTalent.com. Oman saw the highest salary increase in 2011 (6.5 percent) prompted in part by widespread strikes by Omani nationals and a pay hike awarded by the government to public sector employees. Saudi Arabia and Qatar saw increases of 6 percent and 5.6 percent respectively on the back of strong economic developments. The UAE experienced an average increase of 4.9 percent, while Bahrain had the region’s lowest salary increase, of only 4.5 percent.
However, real salary increases, consisting of average pay rise net of inflation, was highest in the UAE and Bahrain. In real terms, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait had the lowest salary increases.
Among job categories, human resource professionals enjoyed the highest pay rise, while administration and marketing were the lowest. Among sectors, healthcare and retail offered the highest pay rises, while real estate had the lowest.

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