Expat Jobs News

Latest 10 news items tagged Jobs

20 Jun at 6 PM 2018

Brit expats in the USA facing ethical choices

Is now the time for UK expats living and working in the USA to depart in disgust? British expatriate professionals living and working in the USA are facing a dilemma – staying in their jobs and ignoring the creeping totalitarianism or obeying their consciences and getting out before things get even worse.For decades, Britons have headed for the USA’s massive cities for work opportunities or to start businesses, comfortable with the fact that America and the UK work along the same lines and are long-term allies. Nowadays, it’s...
19 Jun at 6 PM 2018

UAE minister denies expat teachers are stealing Emirati jobs

Expatriate teachers in the UAE are being accused of stealing qualified Emirati teachers’ jobs. According to the UAE’s Ministry of Education undersecretary, accusations that expatriate teachers are taking jobs from qualified local teachers are false. In response to negative comments during a Federal National Council meeting, Dr Haman Mohammad al Yahyaei told reporters the argument was based on a debate on local teachers’ unemployment rates in which another lawmaker blamed expat teachers for the poor performance of Emirati pupils....
18 Jun at 6 PM 2018

How to survive as an expat in China

Undoubtedly, China is becoming more Westernised year by year, but even for expats in it for the long-haul, there’s much about their lifestyle that’s simply bizarre. Even simple tasks such as stocking up on Western favourites from your nearest supermarket can be fraught with disappointment once you see empty shelves where there were cans of cream of tomato soup and other absolute necessities. Coming back next week doesn’t help, as this and many other non-Chinese taste products simply disappear, never to be seen again. Stranger...
5 Jun at 6 PM 2018

Oman considering new temporary visas for expats in listed sectors

The Omani government is considering allowing recruitment of expat workers in specialised occupations on a defined, temporary basis. According to an annual report released by Oman’s Implementation Support and Follow-up unit, specified professions for the new temporary work permits will include medicine, academic positions, technical and engineering, consultancy and experts qualified to train others in these fields. The amendment is being seen as a way to manage companies’ business needs using expatriate specialists for a limited...
29 May at 6 PM 2018

Kuwait ban on under 30 year old expat diploma holders reversed

The recently announced employment ban on work permits for diploma-holding expats aged under 30 years is set to be cancelled. The controversial ruling was poorly received by the expat community and the emirate’s business owners, as it’s uncertain whether suitable replacements could be found within the local population. The resolution applied to both the private sector and to workers in the oil and gas industry, and was to be implemented early last year but was postponed until July this year to allow further study of the issue...
16 May at 6 PM 2018

Kuwaiti lawmakers debate Kuwaitization by dumping all lower waged expats

News about further increases in expat healthcare charges is being denied as fake by the Kuwaiti Health Ministry. The ministry has since instructed healthcare centres and hospitals that no further increase in expat healthcare charges has been ordered since last year’s increase in October. Furthermore, the ministry has reiterated that doctors alone have the right to proscribe medicines to expatriates, adding these rules haven’t changed nor have the prices for medications. The October 2017 rulings increased healthcare charges for...
11 May at 6 PM 2018

Spain expat and tourism boom set to wane post Brexit

Increased demand due to terrorism in competitor destinations has caused a hike in Spanish property prices, but the trend is set to end. From 2015 to 2017, the surge in terrorist attacks in Turkey, Egypt and Tunisia took its toll on formerly popular holiday and retirement destinations, with Spain’s Mediterranean coastal cities the main benefactors. Retirees as well as visitors flocked to rent holiday villas, buy second homes or take up residence on a permanent basis. Tourist numbers saw double-digit growth, accounting for 11 per cent...
8 May at 6 PM 2018

Kuwaitization killing off rental investments as expat workers flee

Key residential areas in Kuwait are emptying fast as Kuwaitization takes its toll on the emirate’s rental market. As many as 50,000 apartments are now vacant across Kuwait’s key residential districts as increasing numbers of expat workers leave the emirate and either head home or on to greener pastures elsewhere in the world. A large percentage of those leaving are victims of the emirate’s Kuwaitization programme’s job-cutting strategy. The nationalisation policy has resulted in terminated contracts as well as increased...
7 May at 6 PM 2018

UAE expats clearing debts rather than spending following VAT imposition

Ahead of the recent VAT introduction into the UAE, both expat and citizen consumers were worried about its effect on prices. A survey conducted late in 2017 by a major English language UAE newspaper saw 44 per cent of respondents saying they had cause for concern over price rises due to the 5 per cent VAT tax, with only around four per cent saying they weren’t worried at all. According to the same media outlet’s Consumer Confidence Tracker, its first survey reported just 12 per cent of consumers were experiencing financial...
4 May at 6 PM 2018

EC President calls for Belgian citizenship for UK expat Eurocrats

EC president Jean-Claude Juncker yesterday called for British Eurocrats employed in Brussles to be granted Belgian citizenship. In a speech to the European Parliament, Mr Juncker told lawmakers he’d like to see all expat Britons working as EU officials in Brussels given Belgian citizenship in order to stay in their jobs post-Brexit. Although well-meant, the suggestion is likely to become controversial as the majority of British eurocrats benefit from not being taxed at Belgian rates as they pay tax at a lower diplomatic rate....