Gulf construction firms continue hiring, despite oil slump


Construction firms across the Gulf region have maintained their hiring activity, despite the slump in oil prices. That’s according to a panel of company directors from the construction sector who have been discussing key employment challenges faced by the industry. They have reported a slowdown in the number of new projects coming on board, but say existing projects continue to seek fresh talent. According to the panel organized by recruitment firm GulfTalent, the UAE remains the easiest regional market for hiring expatriate workers, while Saudi Arabia is the most challenging.

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