The Emirati construction industry experienced a 16% drop in new job postings in Q2 2023 compared with the previous quarter, with the highest share accounted for by First Group with 161 job postings according to GlobalData’s analysis of construction company job postings. GlobalData’s United Arab Emirates (UAE) Construction Market Analysis report provides a top-level overview and detailed market, category and company-specific insights on the United Arab Emirates construction industry. Buy the report here.
Notably, Management Occupations jobs accounted for a 14% share of the Emirati’s construction industry new job postings in Q2 2023, down by 44% over the prior quarter.
Management Occupations drive construction hiring activity
Of the industry's total hiring activity, the highest number of new job postings were for Management Occupations, which accounted for 14% of the total new job postings in Q2 2023 and were flat growth by 0% year-on-year. Second highest were Architecture and Engineering Occupations, which accounted for 12% and rise by 38% year-on-year, and third highest were Office and Administrative Support Occupations, which were 0% of the new job postings and 39% higher year-on-year.
Top five companies in construction accounted for 51% of hiring activity
The highest number of jobs were posted by First Group with 161, followed by Emaar Properties with 128, while the highest increase was at KBR at 30%.
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