Expat Jobs News

Latest 10 news items tagged Jobs

28 Apr at 6 PM 2016

UAE visa requirement changes causing expatriate concern

From tomorrow, planning ahead for a visit to Abu Dhabi or Dubai will need to include a compulsory e-visa for citizens of certain countries. The new regulation, set to come into force tomorrow, 29th April, involves expatriates and other visitors arriving via the Oman border. The rule is due to affect over 1,500,000 expats at present living in the Sultanate and will apply to arrivals by air as well as by road. A number of nationalities including Filipinos and Indians will have to apply for e-visas whatever their jobs, as the former...
25 Apr at 6 PM 2016

Barclays Bank to finally close its Gibraltar operations

After 125 years’ service to expats and residents on Britain’s overseas territory Rock of Gibraltar, Barclays Bank is finally shutting its doors and departing. A strategic review of the bank’s operations in Gibraltar took place in 2014, sounding the death knell for over a century of providing financial services to residents and expats on the Rock. Since then, a skeleton staff of 14 permanent employees and two contracted workers has focused operations on the bank’s local high net worth clients and large businesses. All staff...
22 Apr at 6 PM 2016

Is Switzerland still tops for high end jobs

Is Switzerland’s position as a favourite destination for expat professionals now in decline? For decades, Switzerland’s unbeatable reputation for quality of life and career potential has attracted the brightest and the best to its carefully-tended cities, spectacular scenery and top-class amenities. Foreign workers have come, seen and conquered, helping the country maintain its high levels of prosperity. However, resulting from the 2014 referendum on the subject of mass immigration, a new law controlling the number of expats...
22 Apr at 6 PM 2016

Study shows majority of EU based expats have Brexit fears

A recent study has revealed that two thirds of UK expats living in European Union countries are concerned that Britain’s leaving the EU would have significant negative effects on their lives. The poll, carried out on behalf of an investment and financial advisory company, involved expatriates in France, Spain, Italy, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Germany. Just over two-thirds of respondents admitted they were anxious about the outcome Brexit, with 24 per cent unconcerned and eight per cent saying they did not know. According to...
15 Apr at 6 PM 2016

Cypriot government ignoring UK expats Brexit concerns

Brexit-related concerns of British expats living and working in Cyprus are being ignored by the island’s government. For many decades Cyprus has been a favourite with British expats, whether for retirement or for business, with an estimated 60,000 former UK residents living a life enhanced by sunshine, lower taxes and stunning surroundings. At least 12,000 are pensioners, with many more drawing nearer to pensionable age. Having survived the banking chaos and temporary freezing of their funds caused by the financial meltdown, Brit...
14 Apr at 6 PM 2016

Expats in China choose local medical care over international clinics

Increasingly, expats working in China are choosing the international departments found in local hospitals as their preferred medical hubs. As charges for medical and surgical treatment in China’s extensive network of international private clinics continue to rocket, a growing number of expats are finding that the international clinics within local hospitals are fast, professional and efficient at around a tenth of the cost. The growing awareness amongst the expatriate community of medical care options in China’s major cities has...
14 Apr at 6 PM 2016

Sexism alive and kicking in expat destinations

Female expats unprepared for this negative aspect of culture shock are experiencing sexism in a number of countries. Nowadays, single women are as likely to emigrate either to further their careers or to retire as are men. However clued up they are to cultural differences and diversities in their new country, they’re often unprepared for the politically incorrect male chauvinism they’ve hardly ever experienced at home. Photographer and writer Sheila Taylor left the UK for a two-year stint in Rio de Janeiro, expecting a fresh,...
14 Apr at 6 PM 2016

Expat workers again under attack in Kuwait and Saudi

Kuwait municipality’s finance and administration department is looking to find reasons to lay off 60 per cent of expat workers. The municipality is preparing to scrutinise expat qualifications and contracts re their positions, with the aim of amending titles and job descriptions and reviewing salaries. It claims that many of the expats recruited are enjoying special privileges and do not hold relelvant degrees for their positions.According to deputy director of the municipality Walled Al-Jassim, it may be possible to terminate the...
7 Apr at 6 PM 2016

Expat mom facing deportation due to heartless UK visa rules

US expat Katy James, wife of Dominic and mother of two-year-old Madeleine, is awaiting deportation back to the US due to a heartless immigration decision. Mrs James’s visa application was rejected due to a recently introduced visa rule disallowing UK citizens from bringing their spouses back to the UK unless they are in work and earning at least £18,600 a year. In the James’s case, with one child the amount Dominic needed to earn was £22,400. According to the Home Office, the minimum income rule is in place to ensure...
5 Apr at 6 PM 2016

Majority of UK trainee doctors plan emigration after graduation

Over half of second year medical students at Birmingham University are planning to find jobs in overseas hospitals after they graduate. It seems the reason for the potential mass emigration of newly-qualified doctors, nurses and technicians is the new contract already responsible for strike action amongst junior doctors all over the UK. The students’ response to a question posed by a university lecturer is a warning to the government and Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt. The controversial new contract covering the employment of junior...