Expat Jobs News
Latest 10 news items tagged Jobs
25 Feb at 6 PM 2014
With more than a million UK citizens choosing to live abroad and potentially a million more dreaming of following, New Zealand rates highly in a poll of the most desirable destinations.
Recent research revealed that Britain exports as many expats as it imports immigrants, with over a million UK ex-residents celebrating global mobility by gracing migration hubs all over the world. The figure is expected to rise by over 20 per cent the next two years, with many hoping to be able to choose the traditional antipodean exit route and end up...
19 Feb at 6 PM 2014
The southwest Asian Sultanate of Oman appears to be following its Gulf State neighbours in announcing that 100,000 expats jobs
are to be removed and given to locals.
An announcement Monday by Oman’s Minister of Manpower, Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser al Bakri, affirmed a planned move to reduce the number of private sector positions filled by expat workers by six per cent to 33 per cent of the total number of jobs
in the Sultanate. It’s expected that 107,000 expatriates will be forced to leave as a result.
The move was initiated...
17 Feb at 6 PM 2014
Kuwait and Saudi Arabia’s u-turn on the proposed expat stay restrictions may indicate that the Arab world’s crackdown on foreigners is easing.
The Gulf States’ recent attempts to reduce their numbers of foreign workers in order to provide jobs
for nationals has been seen by many as prejudicial and ultimately dangerous for their economies. Saudi Arabia’s draft Saudization plans to limit expat workers’ stay to eight years and forbid their families from joining them was the most controversial in a raft of proposals across the...
6 Feb at 3 PM 2014
A devastating announcement by the Saudi government that all expat public contracts are to be frozen has sent shock waves across the kingdom’s foreign communities.
Abdul Rahman al-Barrak, the Saudi Minister for Civil Services, has announced a freeze on all expat posts until qualified Saudi staff can be found. Last year, almost 12,000 expat public sector employees either lost their contracts or had job applications refused.
Al-Barrak confirmed that the move was aimed at the Saudization of the workforce, saying that every...
3 Feb at 6 PM 2014
As a result of many expat teachers showing reluctance to transfer their sponsorships from family members to employers, Saudi private schools are being forced to employ Saudi teachers.
At present, Saudi teachers are a glut on the market, with 76 per cent of the kingdom’s women wishing to be employed in private schools, according to the director of the government’s Human Resources Development Fund. Previously, the Saudi Ministry of Education had ordered that priority be given to local teachers in compliance with the law.
29 Jan at 6 PM 2014
After some years of being the destination of choice or high-flying expat professionals, the jobs
market in the UAE is due to become less foreigner-friendly and more complex.
The seven-principality United Arab Emirates has long been a hub for white-collar expat professionals looking for high salaries and a boost to their CVs. However, increasing government restrictions on expat employees required by private companies may finally burst the bubble.
Leading executive recruitment agencies in the region report that the job climate is now...
28 Jan at 6 PM 2014
As part of a scheme aimed at increasing the number of medical tourists to Dubai, the emirate is planning to set up retirement homes for expats as well as Emirati nationals.
The retirement homes will come in three styles, independent retirement homes, nursing homes giving full medical care and assisted living homes. According to local publications, they will be located in a special zone, the Continuing Care Retirement Community, along with a 400-bed facility involving a medical teaching centre.
According to the CEO of Healthcare...
2 Jan at 6 PM 2014
In a surprise move, the Saudi Ministry of Labour is to open seven business categories to expat women due to a lack of skilled local female labour.
After a survey of available female Saudi nationals in the fields of health, education, childcare, dressmaking and several other sectors had revealed no takers, the Saudi government has decided to open the posts to expat women. The plan will come into effect after its approval by the Human Resources Development Fund.
Female applicants must be willing to work full-time, have the specific...
2 Jan at 6 PM 2014
Many expat workers in Dubai earn good salaries and have useful packages helping them save, but equally as many leave after their contracts end with little to show for the experience.
Expats in Dubai are trading their present lifestyles for a future financial disaster when their contracts run out, due to getting caught in the culture of spending in the emirate. Many arrive with dreams of getting rich, but leave with nothing but their memories of a temporary high life.
Experts are now advising against the urge to upgrade everything...
27 Dec at 6 PM 2013
New research has revealed that more than half of the total number of workers have two or more pensions, and those over 51 have four or more, making financial planning in retirement less than straightforward.
The survey was undertaken as a response to the system proposed by pension minister Steve Web of migration of occupational pensions into a single fund. Many thousands of those in occupational pension schemes either abandon them when they move jobs
or have no idea who is managing the fund or how to access their details.