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The talent hunt begins…

The talent hunt begins…

Dubai firms are recruiting again, but they face a shortage of skilled expat workers.

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February 22, 2010 1:42 by



However, while the number of job availabilities maybe rising, the right talent to fill these positions is getting harder to find, reports The National.

“At the height of the boom there was a perception that the streets [in Dubai] were paved with gold” Cliff Single, a commercial manager at recruitment consultancy BAC Middle East told the paper. “Now that perception is not there so much so you’ve not got the same number of people making the same prospective visits to have a look around and find a job,” he said.

“When growth picks up at a higher level we could find that a lot of people who were previously made redundant have moved on or found alternative jobs elsewhere, and with a difficulty in bringing people in from outside, this could lead to a candidate shortage in the next six to 12 months,” he told the paper.

According to reports, nearly 30 percent of Indian workers in the Gulf work here as doctors, advertising executives and engineers.  And many of them, who were made redundant during the crisis, have already relocated back to their homes. Also, many of the younger educated Indians, who earlier used to eye lucrative employment in Gulf, are now finding better opportunities in India, as the country’s economy is booming.


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  1. Global Peace & Love on February 23, 2010 8:14 am

    Notice this paragraph…..?
    “According to reports, nearly 30 percent of Indian workers in the Gulf work here as doctors, advertising executives and engineers. And many of them, who were made redundant during the crisis, have already relocated back to their homes. Also, many of the younger educated Indians, who earlier used to eye lucrative employment in Gulf, are now finding better opportunities in India, as the country’s economy is booming.”

    Do the ill-informed or propaganda/racially motivated or whatever people who believe that Indians out here are merely low-paid unskilled laborers out to cause more harm to the economy FINALLY GET IT now? If not they NEVER will.

     

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