Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 15 July 2020

Business Extra: What's in store for the UAE's jobs market?

About half of all adults in the UAE are members of the LinkedIn professional networking platform

One of the biggest casualties of the Covid-19 pandemic has been jobs. Lockdowns and travel bans have put unprecedented pressure on the global labour market, with tens of millions of people affected. One company with a front-row seat to the life of the white collar worker is LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional networking platform. In the UAE, about half of all adults – 4 million people – are members of the site. LinkedIn crunched the numbers on job postings and new hires and says there are reasons for cautious optimism as we enter a new normal.

This week, Mustafa Alrawi and Kelsey Warner talk to Ali Matar, LinkedIn's head of Europe, Middle East and Africa emerging markets, about the prospects for the jobs market.

In this episode:

LinkedIn on emerging markets, job postings and hiring after the Covid hit (01m 00s)

What has changed in Q2 compared to last year? (07m 26s)

Headlines (13m 52s)

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Updated: June 10, 2020 10:43 AM

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