MENA: The Middle East's #1 job site, Bayt.com, just reported that more than 14,000 new jobs were made available on the site between July and September 2020, showcasing signs of recovery from initial COVID-19 impact and an upward trend in online job availability across the MENA region. In fact, Bayt.com recorded a 67% increase in jobs in comparison to the second quarter of 2020.
These numbers are just a portion of the online hiring done by employers during Q3, as they exclude vacancies that were filled using the CV Search technology; through which companies browse the Bayt.com database and reach out to job seekers directly to interview and hire them. The database currently has more than 39 million CVs, which are viewed by over 40,000 employers across the Middle East and North Africa and internationally.
Ola Haddad, Director of Human Resources at Bayt.com says: “We are happy to see thousands of jobs being available again on our website and that we continue to connect companies with top talents during these unprecedented times. Over the last few months, we aimed to minimize the economic and financial burden that is already surfacing due to COVID-19 and to ensure that our job seekers are presented with diverse and new career options. At the same time, we presented employers with tools to allow them to hire remote talent and to interview candidates virtually.”
Bayt.com also witnessed a rise in online job search activities, with a 31% increase in job applications submitted during Q3 2020 in comparison to Q2 2020. Among the most applied for jobs were:
- Customer Experience Representative
- Senior Product Specialist (Medical Devices)
- Sales Coordinator
- Luxury Retail Officer
- Support Services Assistant