Expat Jobs News
Latest 10 news items tagged Jobs
6 Dec at 6 PM 2013
Migrants leaving the UK for overseas jobs
many never intend to return, but the final decision to stay or go may depend on whether they have a pension in their host country.
It seems that deciding to make a permanent commitment to your host county at the end of a career is easier if you have opted into a pension scheme in your overseas home. Taking this step tends to indicate that there’s enough which is good to encourage staying for the rest of your life.
The latest HSBC Expat Explorer survey indicated that, for UK citizens,...
2 Dec at 6 PM 2013
The health sector in Ireland is in a poor state, having lost many of its professionals to the lure of emigration, and those who have left are unlikely to want to return.
A recent study by researchers at University College Cork has revealed that almost half of those who have emigrated since the economic crisis hit home were in full-time employment. The results suggest that the tough budgets put in place since the crash have been as responsible as has high unemployment for the present Diaspora.
Severe cutbacks in funding have made...
18 Oct at 6 PM 2013
A favourite destination for expats from across the world, the Cayman Islands’ reputation as a modern paradise is being threatened by the erosion of its tax-free status.
Warm, azure seas, perfect white-sand beaches, a friendly, international offshore community and most importantly, a tax haven, the Cayman Islands chain is traditionally regarded as paradise on earth for those wealthy enough to be able to be residents. However, during the last decade, the expat community has noted a change in local peoples’ attitudes, with the change...
9 Oct at 6 PM 2013
Saudi Arabia’s controversial foreign workers’ tax levied on companies with high numbers of workers from overseas has, as predicted, increased the country’s inflation figure.
Introduced last November, the tax of US$640 a year must be paid on each foreign worker above a certain limit as compared with the number of Saudis employed. Its original intent was to encourage private companies in the kingdom to employ fewer expats, thus freeing up jobs
for Saudi nationals.
At the present time, Saudi nationals make up around 10 per cent...
3 Oct at 6 PM 2013
A new study has revealed that the gap between the higher salaries traditionally paid to Western expats and the pay scale of similarly qualified Asian expats is shrinking fast.
The survey, by Cost of Living Middle East, notes that long-standing rumours that expat professionals in the emirate are paid by skin colour rather than professional expertise has some basis in fact. The good news for Asian expats is that the pay gap is narrowing.
Head analyst at the company Rebecca Wilson also notes that more Asians are being seen in the...
2 Oct at 6 PM 2013
As the oil-rich kingdom powers ahead with its Saudization programme, expat healthcare workers in administrative positions in its heathcare services may be replaced by locals.
Private sector hospitals, medical centres and polyclinics in Saudi Arabia have traditionally employed expat labour in their administrative sectors, but Saudization may soon put an end to the practice. According to Hani al Kholaif, a member of the Saudi Council of Chambers’ committee on health, the numbers of admin positions in private hospitals and clinics are...
30 Sep at 6 PM 2013
A proposal at present under consideration by the Dubai government is expected to hit expats working in the emirate and sending money home.
Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Hamad Buamim has confirmed that the proposal is under serious consideration, although the government has yet to receive feedback from the emirate’s financial institutions and banks. If brought into law, all expat workers who send money back to their home country can expect each remittance to be taxed.
Details as to the amount of tax levied and those...
23 Sep at 6 PM 2013
However crucial a part they may be playing in the largest economy in the Middle East, most expats hoping to land the top jobs
in Saudi Arabia are doomed to disappointment.
According to the Saudi Labour Department only 15 per cent of nationals in the country work in the private sector. However, at the highest executive level, management positions are reserved for Saudi Arabians, with 92 per cent of the top executive and CEO positions held by nationals.
The sector with the most expat employees is engineering, with only 149,000 Saudis...
13 Sep at 6 PM 2013
A recent law in Saudi Arabia prevents the daughters of expats working in the kingdom from being employed, even if they were born and raised in the state.
The new rule prevents the daughters of expats from transferring their sponsorship from their fathers or guardians to an employer, a move necessary before employment can be taken. Brothers and mothers of expat workers are not affected by the ruling.
One such daughter of a Yemeni worker told the media she had received her public school education and gained a BA in Arabic Studies...
30 Aug at 6 PM 2013
Brits investing from overseas are showing their concern about the present volatility of the global stock markets by simply sitting on their hands.
A recent report by Lloyds TSB International revealed an increase from 36 to 40 per cent in the number of British expat investors admitting concern about swings in the markets. Respondents showed distinct reluctance to make any portfolio changes in all but 20 per cent of those surveyed.
The problems faced by expat investors differ from those being faced by UK-based investors due to...