UAE jobs: Top 5 sectors hiring in 2024

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The UAE job market is expected to see a surge in hirings in 2024, said Kasheef Akram, CEO for the Middle East, North Africa and Asia-Pacific of talent acquisition firm Caliberly.

Akram said the top five sectors that will see the highest hiring spree next year will be in IT, banking and finance, real estate and construction, oil and gas and renewable energy, and tourism and hospitality.

With the UAE developing its infrastructure and education for information technology, there is a strong demand for skilled IT professionals, particularly in the areas of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, data science, and cybersecurity, Akram said.

AI solutions are expected to grow across a range of industries including healthcare, finance and retail, which will require a high number of AI professionals, he added.

There will also be heavy recruitment in 2024 for professionals in banking and finance, and will be hiring financial and risk analysts, investment bankers, compliance officers, data scientists and fintech experts.

Akram said that companies will be looking to fill up a shortage of personnel, and will be looking for candidates with the right blend of technical skills, soft skills and experience.

The talent recruitment expertalso said that companies will be looking for recruits who have “adaptable go-getter attitude” and good skills in communication and problem solving. Having GCC experience is definitely an advantage, he said. ICA/Expat Media

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