Aramco hiring supporting Middle East jobs market

Energy giant has been hiring Western expats with non-conventional experience

Aramco is ramping up its non-conventional programme.
Aramco is ramping up its non-conventional programme.

Saudi Aramco’s hiring spree of Western expats with non-conventional oil and gas experience is helping to support the Middle East’s energy jobs market.

The finding is part of a report by Hays Group, which found hiring activity has fallen globally by 28% since December 2014 and 42% year-on-year.

By contrast, the Middle East has seen a strong start to the new year, as many countries continue to invest in infrastructure projects.

The report noted: “Businesses such as Saudi Aramco are hiring western expats with specific unconventional experience, which has helped stabilise the Job Index.

“We expect the job market to continue to remain relatively strong here throughout Q2 and Q3, but it still too early to tell if the Job Index will return to 2014 levels.”

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