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Arab youth employment in the MENA region and top industries outlook
Arab youth to consider employment opportunities in the banking, hospitality, media, telecommunication, pharmaceutical and technology 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 and develop to contribute to their nation’s economic development.
This report aims at identifying employment opportunities for Arab youth in the MENA region and specifically in the banking, hospitality, media, telecommunication, pharmaceutical and technology 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 mentioned industries.
The study also addressed the way forward in addressing Arab youth employment challenges in the MENA.