Expat Jobs News

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27 Feb at 6 PM 2017

Expat life in Vietnam made easier by new concierge service

Expats in Vietnam will now find life in an unfamiliar city far easier, thanks to a new city concierge service launched in Hanoi and Saigon. Although it’s now a popular destination for expatriates looking for new jobs and new experiences, it has to be admitted Vietnam is not the most straightforward of expat locations, especially for new arrivals. However, getting used to living in this fascinating country is now much easier due to Chameleon City, a new ‘city concierge’ service first unveiled in 2016 in Hanoi and now operative in...
24 Feb at 6 PM 2017

Expats in Singapore should go for shorter rental leases

Singapore is an all-time popular expat professional destination for its modernity, ultra-cool image and fantastic food, but new arrivals are being advised to take short-term rental leases rather than committing to several years in the same city location. The single, most important downside to Singapore is its incredibly expensive cost of living, especially for newly-arrived expatriates who don’t yet know their way around as regards options. The majority of the city-state’s residential districts appear identical to each other, but...
24 Feb at 6 PM 2017

Saudization and poor economic growth spells disaster for Western expats

Slowing economic growth and increasing Saudization are hitting hard on expats in the Kingdom. For several decades, a white-collar expatriate job in Saudi Arabia has been seen as a path to wealth and a luxurious lifestyle as well as a sure way for career advancement. Since the dramatic fall in oil prices and the upswing in Saudization, it’s becoming clear the Kingdom’s golden days as an expat haven will soon be long gone. The present day noticeable diminution of expatriate employees began as crude prices continued to fall, and...
14 Feb at 6 PM 2017

Leaked EU document warns backlash against UK expats overseas

As the British government’s total lack of commitment to the plight of UK expats overseas and EU expats in the UK continues, applications for UK permanent residency continue to soar. A leaked EU document is warning the British government’s poor treatment of EU expats in the UK could well result in a concerted backlash against British expats living elsewhere in Europe. The document, obtained by the Guardian newspaper, condemns the post-referendum treatment of foreign residents by UK authorities and points out that EU member states...
10 Feb at 6 PM 2017

Top financial talent set to flee London for Ireland

The Republic or Ireland’s capital, Dublin, is expecting a surge in the number of wealthy expats fleeing the UK after Brexit. For those wishing to remain in an EU member state without having to learn another language, Ireland is the natural alternative and is being talked up by relocation agents as a destination for EU and UK professionals. Immediately following the announcement of the referendum result, hits on online job search sites featuring Ireland soared dramatically, with the trend still ongoing. Interest from both EU...
9 Feb at 6 PM 2017

Top expat professionals deserting Abu Dhabi as economy falters and costs rise

Once the holy grail for top expat professionals, Abu Dhabi’s stuttering economy is now the cause of an exodus of the brightest and best. Top-paying jobs in the emirate were the most sought-after employment prizes for top bankers and other expat professionals during the oil boom at the turn of the 21st century, Nowadays it’s a totally different story, caused by the dramatic drop in oil prices and its effects on industry and development. Abu Dhabi is still the region’s top producer of the ‘black gold’ and is also the...
8 Feb at 6 PM 2017

The challenges of expat relocation to Sweden

Sweden may not be the most popular expat destination as it has its challenges as well as its charms, but its quality of life is one of the best on the planet. As an expat destination, Sweden tops international survey rankings in the majority of sectors including the all-important global competitiveness and quality of life. However, relocating to this stunningly beautiful country has its challenges as regards culture, bureaucracy and a number of practical issues. Irish expat Anne Pihl runs her own relocation consultancy based on her...
8 Feb at 6 PM 2017

Paris pushing its claim to City bankers

Just as the strong possibility of a hard Brexit looms closer, a French charm offensive has arrived in London to woo financial professionals and bankers. It’s no surprise Paris is putting itself forward as an alternative hub to London for financial services once Brexit severs the passporting ties which come with European Union membership. Germany and the Netherlands have also indicated a willingness to welcome bankers and the like, but the Paris team may have stolen their thunder by being the first to arrive. The French team,...
7 Feb at 6 PM 2017

Expat professionals still in high demand across Africa

As Africa struggles to find its place in the 21st century world, expat professionals are in high demand due to skills shortages and a lack of local talent. Many African countries have severe economic challenges even although commodity prices are still very low, with expat professionals in addition to local talent needed to allay skill shortages and boost economies across the massive continent. Expats who arrived some time ago have continued to transfer their knowledge and skills to local workers, but hiring of overseas expertise is...
2 Feb at 6 PM 2017

Irish construction boom prompts pleas for expat workers to return home

Following its forecast of a building boom between now and 2020, the Irish Construction Industry Federation (CIF) is urging expat construction workers to return. During the 2008 financial crash, Ireland saw a mass migration of teachers, medical staff and construction workers seeking new jobs, new lives and higher wages in destinations across the world. New Zealand was a favourite for construction professionals, especially during the still-ongoing rebuild of Christchurch after the devastating earthquake in 2011. The CIF’s...