There is much optimism in the job market throughout the Gulf for 2022. Of those professionals who took part in our survey, 61% said they felt positive about their career prospects for the next 12 months and 78% of employers are positive about the outlook for their business – up significantly on 54% who felt the same in 2020 and 57% in 2019. When asked about hiring intentions for 2022, 73% of employers plan to increase headcount in their organisation, which is again, a significant uplift on the 53% who said the same the prior two years – a further indication that business activity is set to surge beyond pre-pandemic levels. As mentioned above, Saudi is booming when it comes to hiring and 80% of employers here expect to increase their workforce numbers over the next 12 months.
Optimism and growing job opportunities ahead
of Gulf-based employers expect headcount to increase in their organisation in 2022