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The economy of language: Saudi Arabia’s young workers pivot to English

Recent survey results show a direct link between English language skills and higher salaries in the kingdom

Want career growth in Saudi, UAE? LinkedIn says look to these 29 companies

Every year, LinkedIn publishes its ‘Top Companies’ lists for the UAE and Saudi Arabia using data on its platform that ranks organisations on seven pillars

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Opinion: AI at the workplace – what does it mean for us?

Does the advent of AI herald the end of traditional jobs or the birth of new opportunities?

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UAE job seekers looking at these key industries, reveals new survey

The survey revealed that the UAE’s job market is seeing a growing demand for digital skills, with IT being considered the leading industry for potential growth

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Trends shaping the 2024 jobs landscape in UAE, Saudi Arabia

Better salaries and a better work-life balance, are the top reasons for seeking a job change, as 62 per cent employees consider a job move this year

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Survey shows 25% of employees in UAE, Saudi Arabia changed jobs last year

More than a third of the employees surveyed in the UAE and the kingdom expressed dissatisfaction with their current employee benefits packages

Alibaba

Alibaba’s e-commerce arm to hire 2,000 graduates

Taotian Group is recruiting the graduates for a range of roles including design, product and data

Amazon

Amazon’s robot workers to help run Australia’s largest warehouse

The 209,000 square metre four-level fulfillment centre is due to be complete in 2025

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Dubai: Emirates cabin crew numbers cross 20,000

The airline represents a diverse team of over 140 nationalities with 130 languages spoken

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Deadline for companies to meet Emiratisation targets on July 7

The deadline was extended from June 30 to July 7 to give companies more time to reach their targets

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On a job hunt? These tips will help…

Searching for a job can be a challenging process, but understanding a few key factors might shed some light on why you have not found the perfect opportunity yet

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CAFU starts recruitment drive to hire tech talent

The company has over 100 positions, spanning a wide spectrum of expertise, from engineers and product designers to software developers

Adnoc private sector

ADNOC, Nafis to create 5,000 new private sector jobs

ADNOC Group has partnered with Emirati Talent Competitiveness Council to empower UAE talents to take leading roles in sustainable development of the industrial sector

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ChatGPT will replace some jobs, but traders say not theirs

According to MLIV Pulse survey, AI poses a major threat to employment, particularly in finance, legal and technology

Microsoft continues to commit heavily to education and skilling initiatives.

Power Letters 2023: Naim Yazbeck, general manager, Microsoft UAE

Microsoft continues to commit heavily to education and skilling initiatives

Amazon

Amazon’s new warehouse robot could one day replace humans

Amazon employs hundreds of thousands of workers, whose dexterity and intuition currently let them pick and pack items more quickly and more reliably than existing machines

Samuel Joy, founder of Huntr

Recruitment platform Huntr aims to enable increased transparency for job seekers

Samuel Joy, the founder and CEO of Huntr, explains how the tech application is automating the process of sourcing migrant candidates in the blue-collared space, making it easier and more transparent for both the candidates and companies

Urban Tech District

Dubai’s new technology district to offer 4,000 jobs in education, training

Located on the Creekside of Al Jaddaf area, the district will offer conference rooms, training grounds, research labs, seminar rooms, business incubators and other attractions

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Dubai’s Emirates confirms it is on a major cabin crew recruitment drive

The airline said that it is hiring candidates in 30 cities from now until the end of June

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad to recruit 1,000 cabin crew as it expands operations

The international recruitment days will take place in 10 different cities

Dubai companies including Emaar, Emirates hiring again as Covid crisis eases

Businesses in Dubai’s travel and tourism industry in August saw the sharpest increases in activity and new work in over two years

Revealed: 10 highest-growth job roles of tomorrow

Demand for professionals in AI, data and engineering is expected to spike in the near future, as technology adaption takes off even further

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Majority of expats in Kuwait earn between $200- $400 per month – study

The Public Authority for Manpower urged for restricting work permit issuance for one year to ‘utilise skilled labour already in the country’

Amazon to create 1,500 new jobs in UAE to support growing network

The company plans to create career opportunities across the technology, analytics, and supply chain spaces, among others

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Emirates recruiting 3,000 cabin crew as part of expansion drive at Dubai hub

It also plans to hire 500 airport services employees for its UAE operations

Projects of the 50: UAE aims to create 75,000 private sector jobs for Emiratis

Several incentives have been unveiled to encourage UAE nationals to join the private sector including salary top-ups and unemployment benefits

Emirati Human Resources Development Council

Dubai’s 100-day action plan aims to boost employment of Emiratis in private sector

The plan will include strategies to coordinate with the education sector to link learning outcomes to job market requirements

Sheikh Mohammed launches $1m coding challenge

Graduates of the One Million Arab Coders initiative have been urged to compete in the new challenge

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai

Sheikh Mohammed launches new programme for coders in partnership with top tech giants

Sheikh Mohammed said the programme aims to train and attract 100,000 coders and establish 1,000 digital companies within five years

Sheikh Mohammed reveals UAE created 248,000 jobs last year

Despite a global economic slowdown, the UAE has remained economically resilient, he said