India to benefit from Middle East job market boom

New Delhi, August 14 :

India is likely to benefit from the ongoing boom in the Middle East job market, especially in sectors that demand highly specialised skills, says Arun Tadanki, president and managing director of global online recruitment service monster.com.

“The Gulf region has emerged as one of the major markets for the recruitment industry and Monster has decided to make a foray in this market with an exclusive site, www.monstergulf.com, for it,” Tadanki said.

“The site would cover eight countries in this region: the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Jordan and Lebanon,” he added. The region has 6.2 million Internet users representing 14.3 per cent of the region’s population. “Apart from a large number of expatriates already working in the Middle East, high mobility of domestic job seekers within the region also present a unique opportunity,” Tadanki said.

“The Middle East countries have a diverse workforce and the talent pool required for high-skill jobs is diversified. Job portals are increasingly being used by corporate groups and industry in this region to hire talent from abroad as it is a very cost-effective method of recruitment,” he added. The site can cater to these demands on the basis of its global database covering jobseekers in Europe, the US, India, China and other regions, Tadanki said.