Expat Jobs News
Latest 10 news items tagged Jobs
3 Nov at 6 PM 2014
The results of a survey by China’s State Administration of Foreign Expert Affairs may have come as a shock to the ministry, but expat professionals seem to be regarding it as a big joke.
The study was undertaken in order to determine how to attract the brightest and best overseas talent to China’s buzzing economy. The results, however, seemed to indicate that most expats are male, and almost all are unable to utter ever a short, simple sentence in basic Chinese.
Expats who took part in the survey had a different tale to tell,...
29 Oct at 6 PM 2014
The reversal of an official Saudi announcement allowing dependent expat female teachers to work in private schools without sponsorship transfers has confused and disappointed those affected.
Expat dependents whose husbands held their sponsorship papers were overjoyed last Friday at the apparent relaxation of the requirement to transfer their iqamas to private schools wishing to employ them as teachers. The new scheme was announced by Ahmed al Humaidan, an undersecretary at the Kingdom’s Ministry of Labour, via the Arab News English...
22 Oct at 6 PM 2014
A recent study has revealed that wealthy philanthropists nowadays are focusing on helping new self-sustaining projects, job creation and the poverty-stricken.
Around 13 per cent of the world’s wealth is held by just 0.003 of its population – the mega-rich millionaires and billionaires who monstly made their fortunes in the heady second half of the last century. However, rather than gifting to museums or universities as in the past, the ultra-wealthy are turning their thoughts to encouraging young entrepreneurs, those working in...
16 Oct at 6 PM 2014
Ever since the rebuild of earthquake-devastated Christchurch began, Kiwi expats have been returning to help, with nationals who’d planned to migrate also joining in the reconstruction of their much-loved city.
Migration from New Zealand’s South Island has almost halved during the past two years, with locals joining with incomers from overseas. Everyone wants to be a part of of the rebirth of a city, with experienced expat construction engineers, experts and craftsmen in the building trade all working hand in hand whatever their...
14 Oct at 6 PM 2014
Expat engineers on contract to Saudi construction companies with important projects now fear the loss of their jobs
due to the controversial Nitiqat programme.
Saudi companies are only required to fill seven percent of their vacancies with local workers in order not to disrupt the progress of major construction projects. However, many major firms are now planning to replace qualified and experienced expat professionals with Saudi labour in order to comply with the Kingdom’s Saudization scheme.
According to one construction site...
24 Sep at 6 PM 2014
Two British expats who’ve probably forgotten they’d bought Premium Bonds are sitting on a major windfall totalling £150,000.
The UK’s Premium Bond scheme encouraged millions of post-war Britons to buy its shares at £1 each and take part in its monthly draws. Many savers won small or larger prizes over the years until the National Lottery and the later Euro lotteries began offering huge prizes not linked to savings.
One of the two unclaimed prizes is due to a woman holding six bonds who emigrated to Australia and...
22 Sep at 6 PM 2014
In a move designed to trace foreign workers with unofficial as well as officially permitted jobs
, Saudi banks will now begin monitoring expat bank accounts for unexplained income.
The move is aimed at expat workers in the kingdom who are receiving salaries for a permitted job and are also operating businesses on the side. It’s also expected that a crackdown on unofficial businesses will help stem the flow of overseas remittances leaving the country.
According to Saudi’s Media and Banking Awareness Committee’s secretary...
1 Sep at 6 PM 2014
Expat workers in the highly lucrative oil and gas industry are being warned about UK-based online fraudsters offering full training and jobs
on the North Sea Rigs.
The high salaries paid to workers in the harsh conditions of the North Sea oil rigs attract many expats as well as British workers with experience in other locations. The Aberdeen office of the UK’s Trading Standards Office is warning that a scam involving courses leading to the necessary qualifications and jobs
is being offered by online companies such as First Oil...
19 Aug at 6 PM 2014
The UAE is still one of the most popular choices for jobs
abroad due to its elevated salaries and upscale lifestyle, but culture shock tends to hit harder than in English-speaking countries or EU member states.
A local news website recently launched a guide containing five top tips for successful integration into the complexities of living in the Emirates. Its aim is to give incomers a tell-it-like-it-is breakdown of what to do and, more importantly in a Moslem environment, what not to do.
The five subjects discussed are residency,...
11 Aug at 6 PM 2014
In a desperate move to stop the majority of Irish medical professionals leaving for better-paid jobs
overseas, the government is being urged to cut an impressive tax deal with newly-graduated doctors.
A detailed proposal from two Irish government departments, Finance and Health, is being closely scrutinised for inclusion in the country’s 2015 budget. The move follows the continuing migration of a huge number of doctors, nurses and other health professionals to the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
The five million euro per...