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September 5 2014

Even Hiring Expats Won 't Stem the Demand for IT Workers

"Even if companies continue to hire expatriate workers, the transient work environment in the UAE will continue to make recruitment a challenge, with the rising need for IT professionals coupled with a short supply in local talent impeding organisations ' migration efforts towards emerging technologies, according to industry experts. ""Manpower is not progressing at the same speed as technological development, and this is due to a number of challenges, including education and interest,"" said Andrew Calthorpe, CEO of IT firm Condo Protego. ""In order to ensure a sustainable recruitment model, there is a critical need for home-grown IT professionals."""