It is a fact that the global economic crisis has affected a lot of industries, including construction, as companies in a variety of countries have been required to reduce the number of employees they employ and retain. However, some regions of the world, especially the Middle East, viable alternatives for people who are looking for construction jobs in abroad. Although the downturn has had a significant impact on the UAE’s construction, finance and IT businesses, the labor market remains active due to the value of these planned or ongoing projects.
In fact, according to the NBK study, the total value of these projects is about us تريليون 2.1 trillion at the end of the second quarter of 2009. In addition, the development of development projects, promising, at the rate of almost 50 per cent annually.
Another promising research, this time conducted by Mercer, showed that nearly 73 percent of companies in the GCC region plan to improve their growth in 2009. This “futuristic” trend is certainly true even today. Simply browse the websites of recruitment agencies around the world and you will see plenty of vacancies in the UAE and elsewhere in the GCC.
The area is a popular destination among first-class expatriate employees in the construction industry and other business for several reasons: there is no income tax, progressive environment but rich in culture, diversity of people, etc. It can be an exceptional professional step for those who are trying to work on construction projects abroad.