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Most GCC construction workers expect to stay in region in 2018

While more than half of GCC construction professionals intend to change jobs in the next 12 months, 86% of these individuals expect to remain in the GCC

The vast majority of GCC construction professionals expect to stay in the region during the next year, according to <i>CW</i>s 2017 Salary Survey.
The vast majority of GCC construction professionals expect to stay in the region during the next year, according to <i>CW</i>s 2017 Salary Survey.

The majority of GCC construction workers expect to remain in the region during the coming 12 months.

This is one of the findings of Construction Week’s 2017 Salary Survey, full results of which will be published on 2 December, 2017.

While more than half (52%) of respondents to CW’s 2017 Salary Survey intend to change jobs during the next 12 months, 86% of these individuals expect to stay in the GCC – a slight year-on-year rise.

Approximately 83% of respondents who expected to move jobs at the time of CW’s 2017 Salary Survey expected to remain in the GCC.

READ: CW 2017 Salary Survey now closed, results imminent

Of those who do intend to leave the Gulf, Europe retains its crown as the destination of choice (30%) among this year’s respondents. Australasia is the second most popular destination for relocation (23%), and North Africa is tempting 15% of this year’s cohort.

Every year, Construction Week invites the GCC’s construction community to complete a brief questionnaire in a bid to find out how their wages compare with those of their peers. The survey also gauges factors such as salary-related expectations, the prevalence of disruption to pay, the most common benefits, and average working hours.

A record 688 regional construction professionals completed this year’s survey, the results of which provide a valuable barometer for the sector.

For an in-depth statistical analysis of all of this year’s findings, check out issue 679 of Construction Week, which will be published on 2 December, 2017.

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