Expat Jobs News

Latest 10 news items tagged Jobs

16 Nov at 6 PM 2017

Soaring cost of living matches soaring number of Brits leaving the UK

As the cost of a comfortable life in the UK rises, it’s being matched by the number of Britons opting to live and work overseas. A combination of Brexit uncertainty, the ever-rising cost of living and potential job insecurity has led to increasing numbers of UK citizens making the decision of their lives in order to secure their futures. At the present time, Brits desperate to desert the sinking ship before it falls apart are spoilt for choice as to where to go and what to do when they get there. Whether they’re budding...
16 Nov at 6 PM 2017

Dublin disappoints due to pricey housing and cost of living

The Irish capital has now been rated as one of the world’s worst cities for expat life due to its soaring cost of living and unaffordable housing. Once famous for its traditional pubs and friendly locals, the Republic of Ireland’s capital, Dublin, is now seen as a disaster for expatriates. The survey rating’s timing may well be unfortunate, as the city’s administration is working hard to attract financial professionals and their companies forced to leave the City of London due to Brexit. Dublin was rated by expats taking part...
15 Nov at 6 PM 2017

Hundreds of thousands of expats leaving as Saudization takes shape

Since the beginning of 2017, more than 300,000 expats have left Saudi Arabia as the new Crown Prince’s vision for the kingdom begins to bite. More than a thousand foreign workers are losing or quitting their jobs and leaving the Gulf State every day, whilst the numbers of jobless expatriates now increased to around 66,000 by the end of 2017’s second quarter. July’s introduction of swinging new laws reducing jobs for foreigners as well as imposing a financial levy on workers’ families are both considered as reasons for the...
8 Nov at 6 PM 2017

Foreign recruitment firm plans cashing in on expat jobs for top professionals

A European recruitment company is boasting it has a list of 10,000 British employees suitable as candidates for relocation to the EU after Brexit. Expat Exit, a job consultancy firm based in Europe, claims it has a huge database of top professionals suitable for relocation to employment opportunities elsewhere in Europe once Britain finally leaves the EU. In an interview on the BBC’s Radio 4 ‘s ‘Brexit – A Guide for the Perplexed’ programme, Expat Exit’s CEO Marcin Czyza explained his plan involving 'stealing' thousands of...
2 Nov at 6 PM 2017

UK businesses join with expats in Brexit panic

As the scandal of the stalled Brexit negotiations staggers on, UK businesses are feeling the panic already being felt by expats. Brexit negotiations are due to kick off again next week, with British expats in European countries only slightly pacified and EU expats in the UK now worried about the effects of the new NHS rule aimed at defeating medical tourism. A cause of concern for expats and business owners alike is the government’s refusal to release their assessment of damage to the economy likely to be done by a hard Brexit....
30 Oct at 6 PM 2017

Should expat professionals abandon Qatar

Once one of the most popular destinations for expat professionals heading for the Gulf States, it’s now feared Qatar’s present situation may have taken the shine off the desirability of jobs in the country. Although many reports state Qatar’s rulers are dealing well with the diplomatic standoff involving most of their immediate neighbours, headlines are also reporting staff cut-backs and a decrease in hiring activity. The fall in worldwide oil prices is still affecting the entire region, and even includes industries far removed...
19 Oct at 6 PM 2017

Decline in disposable incomes causing expat concern

Relocation is often seen as the answer to stagnant wages and stalled career opportunities, but expat professionals nowadays are often struggling to make ends meet. For several decades, accepting relocation overseas was synonymous with a vast increase in salary, a luxury lifestyle and a boost in career prospects. Nowadays, worldwide economic instability and fewer opportunities in desirable locations are causing concerns about diminishing salaries, fewer benefits and the rising costs of living in the majority of expat hubs. Expat...
11 Oct at 6 PM 2017

Expat professionals in Singapore facing increased resentment

In spite of a recent policy change favouring local workers, resentment against expat professionals in Singapore is at an all-time high. Singaporeans are claiming expat professionals are stealing jobs which should go to locals, in spite of August’s new Fair Consideration Framework, aimed at ensuring foreigners don’t get jobs which could be done by locals. The number of expat professionals working in the former British colony has increased considerably over recent years, with its almost half a million forming a sizeable chunk of the...
10 Oct at 6 PM 2017

Netherlands not exactly welcoming entrepreneurial expats

For years, the Netherlands has been known for its entrepreneurial culture, but would-be self-employed expats are experiencing real problems getting residency visas for their start-ups. Local entrepreneurs in the Netherlands are playing a huge part in growing the economy by providing new jobs as well as innovative ideas and generally benefiting their country of residence. That said, it’s increasingly difficult for expat entrepreneurs to even get a foothold in the country, let alone a residence permit which will enable them to start...
30 Sep at 12 PM 2017

Expats in Amsterdam blamed for problems and rising rents

<h2>New arrivals in Amsterdam blamed for affordable housing shortage</h2> Noise, rubbish and affordable housing shortages blamed on expats in Amsterdam An Amsterdam local radio station has hit hard on expats in the city, accusing them of of being the cause of rising rents as well as dropping piles of rubbish on the pavements and screaming in parks and gardens.Initially, Airbnb tourists were blamed, but the radio station is now focusing on the city’s large expat communitym saying expats have more money than locals and...