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Job market trends in the UAE and Saudi Arabia: employee mobility 

Workers in the UAE and Saudi Arabia, especially women and those aged 25-34 pursue new job opportunities.

Survey Insights

Recent research conducted by Zurich International Life in the Middle East has shed light on significant job market trends in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia. 

The findings reveal that a substantial percentage of employees in these regions are keen on exploring new job opportunities. Specifically, 74 percent of UAE employees and 78 percent of Saudi Arabian employees have expressed interest in seeking new employment.

Demographic Factors

The research indicates that women and individuals in the age group of 25-34 are particularly inclined towards job changes, reflecting shifting career priorities and opportunities in the region.

Increasing Mobility

A noteworthy trend in the job market is the growing mobility of employees. Over the past year, more than 25 percent of employees have made the decision to change jobs. 

Their motivations for such changes encompass higher remuneration, improved employee benefits, and enhanced professional advancement prospects. 

This shift in the labor force underscores the dynamic nature of the job market and highlights the importance of competitive compensation packages and career growth opportunities in retaining and attracting talent.

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