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Overview of youth employment in MENA

Arab youth to consider employment opportunities in the hospitality, technology and media industries to capitalize on favorable industry trends and skill requirements.

A study developed for INJAZ al-Arab (INJAZ)’s Expand Your Horizon (EYH) initiative that aims to encourage Arab youth to realize their potential through a career in the private sector. One of EYH’s key objectives is to encourage Arab youth to consider career paths in non-traditional industries by building awareness of the skills required to gain employment in these industries

This report aims at identifying employment opportunities for Arab youth in the MENA region and specifically in the hospitality, technology and media industries. Results of this study reveal that Arab youth in the MENA region still prefer to work in traditional industries rather than in non-traditional and high-growth industries such as the hospitality, technology and media industries. The study also addressed the way forward in addressing Arab youth employment challenges in the MENA.

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