Online jobs market slump

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In a report by Monster Employment Index (MEI), Bahrain and Oman are the only Gulf countries to show year-on-year growth in the number of job opportunities listed online. This as the region’s economic slowdown continues. Bahrain and Oman showed a 14% and 8% rise in e-recruitment activity respectively.

Countries in the Gulf exhibited decline as UAE was reported to have dropped in e-recruitment activity continuing a downward trend in available online opportunities in the last six months. Saudi Arabia also showed a two percent fall year-on-year despite registering positive monthly growth. In Kuwait, online hiring activity has also slipped 18 %.

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