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LinkedIn Ranks UAE As The Top Destination To Work

LinkedIn Ranks UAE As The Top Destination To Work

Aug 22,2015

According to a study of business-oriented social networking service, LinkedIn, UAE has been topped as  the most sought after country to work in the world. The latest study by LinkedIn, which has a staggering 380 million members across the world, ranks UAE in the number one position for overseas job seekers. It has even surpassed major countries such as Australia, Singapore and Canada and topped the list.

LinkedIn has revealed this data after a thorough research on the member profiles added to its social networking site between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014.  Based on the professional member list on the website, UAE has seen the highest entry of professionals with a gain of 1.89 % new members added to its workforce list.

Most of the people who have moved to UAE have found jobs in professional areas such as Engineering & Architecture, Financial Services, and Information Technology related Services, Insurance, Retail and Consumer Products Sectors.

These professionals have mostly joined as Project Managers, Marketing Specialists, Finance Specialists, Sales Executives, Consultants, Mechanical Engineers and Accountants.

According to Ali Matar, Head of talent solutions, LinkedIn Middle East and North Africa (Mena), UAE has been ranked as the most attractive and popular destination for overseas job seekers for the second consecutive year. LinkedIn has over 2 million users in the UAE while it has 16 million users in Mena.

His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister and Vice-President of UAE and Ruler of Dubai said that UAE is attracting great talent from across the globe due to the abundant of opportunities available, world class life style, safe and secure environment, transparency and good governance, quality of life etc.

UAE is followed by Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Germany, South Africa, Ireland, Australia, Canada, Brazil, Mexico and Belgium in attracting the talent from across the globe.


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