UAE is the preferred destination for expat professionals: LinkedIn

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The UAE has emerged as the most popular work destination for professionals among the list of 20 nations in the world, according to a new report by the professional networking site LinkedIn. UAE has emerged as the leader in attracting talent, gaining 1.3 per cent as a percentage of its total workforce in a 12-month period. The Linkedin study tracked talent migration among the 300 million members on the network, has also revealed that India is the leading provider of expat talent to the UAE,

The study highlights that 75 per cent of the talent inflow to UAE was from outside the Middle East, and more than 40 per cent reported a new role with a promotion and higher designation. The study highlighted that majority of executives are challenged in finding the skilled talent they need, creating space for more expatriate professionals to move into the country. India, the UK and Pakistan were the leading source countries for talent coming into the UAE and the top three industry sectors that attracted the most talent were management & leadership, engineering and sales.

The UAE has attracted more professional talent as a percentage of its workforce than countries such as Canada, Brazil, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, India, Singapore and Australia. The countries that topped the list in exporting talent to other countries were Spain, United Kingdom, France, the United States, Italy and Ireland, as per the LinkedIn data

The fact that after winning the Expo 2020, UAE’s reputation as a work destination has not only become better but also poised for further growth in many sectors. This has resulted in creating more jobs in the market and pushed up employment opportunities which in turn have brought more talent into the country.

With the job market in UAE gearing up since the past couple of years two years as many professionals from across the world are once again opting to move to the UAE. With good opportunities and better work prospects coupled with excellent salaries, many professionals are once again keen to take up jobs in UAE. It clearly shows that Gulf state still retains its attractiveness for employment.

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