Expat Jobs News

Latest 10 news items tagged Jobs

19 Apr at 6 PM 2017

Australian 457 work visa cancellation aims at protecting Oz jobs

Australia’s popular four-year work visa, known as the ‘457’, is to be replaced by a different system aimed at keeping Australian jobs for Australian nationals. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told the nation the cancellation of the popular work visa which allowed highly skilled expat workers to claim permanent residence on its expiry was being stopped to protect jobs for Oz nationals. The visa was popular with skilled workers from overseas as it was seen as a passport to permanent residency. According to Turnbull,...
18 Apr at 6 PM 2017

Shanghai still tops for Western expats

For the fifth year in a row, the Chinese city of Shanghai has been voted the best place in the vast country for foreigners. Results of the annual study were released by the State Administration of Foreign Expert Affairs during a Shenzhen-based conference on the international exchange of professions. For the fifth year running, Shanghai was awarded the number one spot in a list of 10 Chinese cities with expat communities.According to the Global Times, an expert from the Institute for Urban and Environmental Studies rated the city highly...
12 Apr at 6 PM 2017

Online help for depression felt by trailing spouses in UAE

British would-be expats are clamouring to find jobs in the UAE in order to enjoy a fresh start but, for many, adjustment to the totally different way of life can lead to serious depression. Research by the World Health Organisation has revealed some three hundred million world citizens are suffering from ill health caused by depression, with loneliness and a lack of human contact being one of the major causes. Newly arrived expats are especially vulnerable, as their expectations are high and reality rarely matches up until integration...
11 Apr at 6 PM 2017

Is Canada the dream location for Brit expats

Canada’s thriving jobs market, strong economy and world-beating quality of life make it one of the most rewarding locations for relocating professionals looking for the expat dream. The contrasting beauty of Canada’s many regions has made it a hub for tourism as well as emigration from the UK for decades, but many professionals haven’t considered it seriously as a location for career advancement as well as an enjoyable lifestyle. However, those who’ve researched further have come to realise they’ve made the right choice as...
6 Apr at 6 PM 2017

Smart Dubai announces new Dubai Careers website for expat and local job seekers

A new central employment portal aimed at expats as well as citizens is now available online, connecting job seekers in all sectors with employers. The Dubai Careers portal, developed by Smart Dubai, enables job seekers at all levels to find work in line with their qualifications and professional experience, according to officials at yesterday’s press release. The innovative platform uses smart tools to make searches easier, and the present access to literally hundreds of jobs in Dubai government entities will be expanded to include...
4 Apr at 6 PM 2017

Vietnam rising fast as an expat professional destination.

Results of a recent survey showed Vietnam surging ahead of previous favourites Japan, Korea and Taiwan as the best place to further expat careers. The HSBC Expat Explorer survey’s surprise result in the career opportunities sector showed Vietnam’s capital Hanoi in 28th position, well ahead of former favourites Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. Four out of every five respondents working in Hanoi reported their posts were linked to employment packages with benefits, and were more than happy with other aspects pf their new lives in...
31 Mar at 6 PM 2017

Online Chinese job sites under fire for scams and expat identity theft

For adventurous expats looking for employment, China is the new, cool kid on the block but is also a hub for fake job scams aimed at expat professionals as well as language teachers. China is becoming ever more popular for expats looking for well-paying jobs in a totally unfamiliar and fascinating environment, but more and more online fake job advertisements are luring the unaware with offers which seem too good to refuse. Up until recently, scammers concentrated on ESL and TEFL-qualified language teachers, but a recent change has...
28 Mar at 6 PM 2017

Survey notes depression and stress amongst UK and EU expats alike

Tomorrow is the point of no return for the UK in Europe, as Theresa May activates Article 50 and effectively ends decades of being part of a Greater Europe. Since the referendum result was announced last June, concerns about many aspects of the divorce from the EU have been raised, especially by those most affected by Brexit. Today, the results of two parallel polls were revealed, confirming that both EU and UK expatriates in equal measure fear their lives are being threatened. More than 80 per cent of the 1900 respondents who took...
16 Mar at 6 PM 2017

Expat owner of Dubai rogue relocation shipper now arrested and charged

Expatriate victims of a rogue packing and shipping company operating out of Dubai have been promised their belongings back by Dubai police. Following the arrest of Lionel Davis, owner of Expat Relocations, expatriate families who fell victim to the rogue removal company have been reassured by police their household goods will be returned. Davis is now facing seven separate criminal charges related to embezzlement and issuing false cheques in 2015 and 2016. Expat Relocations is now known to have been an offshoot of Relogulf, closed...
16 Mar at 6 PM 2017

New 10 year Kuwaitization plan causes concern amongst expatriate professionals

Expat professionals working in Kuwait might well be forgiven for having a hard time making sense out of the recent conflicting statements by various government representatives as regards their long-term futures in the emirate. The latest report, issued by the Public Authority for Manpower, affirms serious attempts are being made to implement the government’s goal of 100 per cent government sector Kuwaitization along with the replacement of admin-level expatriates at a rate of 10 per cent per year. The rationale behind this latest...