Expat Jobs News

Latest 10 news items tagged Jobs

16 Jan at 6 PM 2018

Kuwatization ramps up as government prepares to terminate expat jobs

Expats working in a number of Kuwaiti government sectors are to be sacked in order to provide jobs for locals. In accordance with a Kuwait government plan to fully Kuwaitise government jobs by 2022, foreigners working in the IT, information, development, public relations, admin and statistics, admin support, arts and marine sectors will lose their jobs over the next four years. The government has ordered the departments concerned to list the names and positions of foreign employees who will be let go during the emirate’s fiscal year...
10 Jan at 6 PM 2018

Dubai jails British expat for furious email to dodgy car dealer

Dubai’s habit of jailing Western expats for what seems like no good reason is hitting the news yet again. British estate agent Yaseen Killick was understandably angry when the second-hand Volkswagen Gold he’d bought from a local dealer for £6,000 broke down the next day. Anger turned to fury when he discovered the car had previously been written off following an accident and had been purchased as a wreck from the insurance company by the dealer. Killick sent a WhatsApp message to the dealer accusing him of ripping him off and...
8 Jan at 6 PM 2018

Expats in Saudi banned from working for car rental companies

Expats will be banned from working in car rental businesses from March18 this year. The ideal of Saudization came a step closer with an announcement from the Ministry of Labour that expats are to be banned from working in companies providing car rental. The ban will start on 18 March and joint inspection teams will investigate all the kingdom’s car rental firms to ensure they are complying with the new rule. Companies found violating the law will face fines calculated by the number of non-Saudis employed, and will increase for...
2 Jan at 6 PM 2018

Expats heading for UK warned over rental property scam

Expats planning their arrival in the UK by renting a property in advance are being warned about a new scam involving fake landlords. The fraudulent scheme is being operated through the classified ads website Gumtree, and is aimed at foreigners planning to come to the UK on a semi-permanent or permanent basis. Advertisements offering rental properties are being placed on the site along with the email contact details of landlords. Following an exchange of emails, the fake landlord will request a deposit be sent to a designated bank...
29 Dec at 6 PM 2017

Dordogne villagers fear financial ruin if Brit expats leave

A charming small village in France’s southern region fears Brexit will be the end for its jobs and small businesses. The picturesque French village of Eymet is nicknamed ‘Little England’ due to its high number of British residents, and is now in a state of near-panic about the possible effects of Brexit on the entire community. Local business owners are convinced their livelihoods are now at stake as the EU negotiations proceed. More than 33 per cent of the business done in Eymet is to British expats, with a hard Brexit deal...
28 Dec at 6 PM 2017

US expats leave for a better life rather than more money

US citizens leaving the country of their birth are doing so for a change in lifestyle rather than to earn more money. A surprising revelation in the latest InterNations survey states many US citizens are upping sticks and moving overseas for a better quality of life, irrespective of whether they’re earning more in their new countries. In fact, almost half of those surveyed reported their take home pay in their new jobs was less than their US salaries. Mexico and Costa Rica, both favourite havens for American expats, both have costs...
28 Dec at 6 PM 2017

Scots expats warned of higher bills for tax residents

The Scottish government is to bring in a new set of tax bands likely to affect Scots expats who've retained tax-residence in the home country. The move, expected to affect Scottish tax residents working overseas in the oil and gas industry, will be introduced in April 2018 and is certain to be bad news for many expats. From the start of the new tax year, Scotland will have five tax bands as against the norm of three at present in place in England.The new measure was announced by the Scottish National Party as part of its draft...
27 Dec at 6 PM 2017

Saudi Arabia expats brace for five per cent inflation in 2018

Expats in Saudi may well benefit from the upcoming changes in the kingdom, but inflation may be the undesirable result. Beginning with the introduction in the new year of VAT at five percent and including the new energy price reforms, inflation in 2018 is expected to soar to over five per cent. Tariffs due to be introduced on private education, charitable institutions, healthcare, agriculture and residential property are also expected to prove inflationary. At the present time, there’s effectively no inflation in Saudi Arabia, but...
18 Dec at 6 PM 2017

Saudi women drivers to lose over a million female chauffeurs their jobs

Over a million female foreign drivers are expected to lose their jobs and be forced to return home once Saudi women start driving. An estimated 1.3 million expat women working as private chauffeurs for wealthy Saudi families are expected to lose their jobs and leave the kingdom after Saudi women finally get their driving licenses. Some 82 per cent of all Saudi families are believed to have employed female expat drivers as their female family members are not allowed to be in a car with a non-family male. Private chauffeurs earn around...
14 Dec at 6 PM 2017

Kuwait reverses repeal of vehicle impounding for driving offences

Kuwait’s Ministry of the Interior has reversed its recent decision to repeal a new law which impounds the cars of drivers committing motoring offences. When the penalty was originally introduced, it drew strong protests from both the National Assembly and motorists, causing it to be rescinded shortly after it was brought in. However, the ministry has abruptly reversed its decision, with many motorists believing its action is down to revenge on the initial citizen and expat protestors. Sources report Kuwait’s traffic police are now...