Expat Jobs News

Latest 10 news items tagged Jobs

10 Apr at 9 AM 2015

Maids in Saudi Arabia working illegally in small businesses

It has been discovered that some Saudi women are illegally employing their domestic workers to go and work in their small businesses such as cooking sales and other long working hour positions. Many experts and businesspeople think that women are forced to do this as getting the correct visas for expatriates is becoming increasingly difficult and many Saudis refuse to undertake these types of jobs. Umm Ali, a shop owner, said that her domestic worker helps makes popular Saudi meals and deserts which she then sells onto food stands...
3 Apr at 9 AM 2015

Century-old tapas bar to shut down in Almeira

After more than 100 years of service, the ‘most famous tapas bar in Almeria’ has been forced to close. Case Puga, which is run by brothers Jose and Leonardo Lopez, has fallen foul of rental laws that have recently been enforced. Over 2,00 people have been campaigning to save the bar which is popular amongst the expat community in Almeria however the owners were enable to afford the increased rental prices. The tapas bar could reopen with new owners within a month if negotiations prove to be successful. Leonardo Lopez said...
27 Mar at 11 AM 2015

Maldives: Illegal transfers of expat jobs to be penalized

On Thursday, the Immigration Department in the Maldives said that expats who came to the country for specific jobs, which were then being illegally transferred for other work, would be penalized. This would also include terminating the permits of employers to bring in expats in the future. A statement released by the Immigration Department said that issues arose when expats were moved illegally to work in other posts and they had been receiving numerous complaints regarding the problem. Such problems included employers not taking...
26 Feb at 4 PM 2015

Saudi Arabia approves Chile as domestic helper source

Domestic helpers from Chile will now be allowed to apply for work in Saudi Arabia, announced the country’s Labour Ministry. The workers from the South American country will have seven different roles to choose from – four for men and three for women. The jobs males will be able to apply for are drivers, nurses, housekeepers and helpers, while females can take on work as nurses, housekeepers and nannies. Chile is the first country from Latin America to be added to the 14-strong list, which includes seven from Asia (the...
8 Feb at 2 PM 2015

Expats make up 78% of Saudi workforce

Saudi Arabia’s 11 million-strong workforce consists of 78 per cent foreign workers and just 22 per cent locals, according to recent data. Economic analyst Ihsan Buhulaiga explained that many Saudis work in public sector positions because of the careers on offer and the various privileges associated with such jobs, while others take on temporary jobs with private firms while applying for government jobs. Despite the figures, the kingdom’s unemployment rate is falling, with 651,300 out of work at the end of 2014 compared to...
6 Feb at 12 PM 2015

Bangladesh to send 500,000 maids to Saudi

The government of Bangladesh has announced that it is set to send half a million qualified housemaids to Saudi Arabia once the two countries have finalised an expatriate recruitment agreement. A source from the Ministry of Labour in Saudi Arabia said that a delegate will travel to the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka to finalise the agreement, link Bangladeshi companies with Saudi recruitment firms and decide the date the recruitment will commence. The Bangladeshi Consul General Shahid Al-Kareem said that his government had done all it...
28 Nov at 3 PM 2014

Job prospects in Australia fading for Kiwis

The number of New Zealanders heading to Australia in the search of work before heading home unsuccessful is on the rise. The Auckland Chamber of Commerce chief executive Michael Barnett said hundreds of expat Kiwis have made the journey but returned to their homeland upon discovering that the prospect of work has faded dramatically in recent times. Barnett, who was in the Western Australia city of Perth at the weekend to attend its first jobs fair, said that thousands of people visited his stall to enquire about employment...
3 Nov at 6 PM 2014

Chinese goverment survey reveals most expats are illiterate males

The results of a survey by China’s State Administration of Foreign Expert Affairs may have come as a shock to the ministry, but expat professionals seem to be regarding it as a big joke. The study was undertaken in order to determine how to attract the brightest and best overseas talent to China’s buzzing economy. The results, however, seemed to indicate that most expats are male, and almost all are unable to utter ever a short, simple sentence in basic Chinese. Expats who took part in the survey had a different tale to tell,...
29 Oct at 6 PM 2014

Confusion hits expat female dependents in Saudi over teaching jobs

The reversal of an official Saudi announcement allowing dependent expat female teachers to work in private schools without sponsorship transfers has confused and disappointed those affected. Expat dependents whose husbands held their sponsorship papers were overjoyed last Friday at the apparent relaxation of the requirement to transfer their iqamas to private schools wishing to employ them as teachers. The new scheme was announced by Ahmed al Humaidan, an undersecretary at the Kingdom’s Ministry of Labour, via the Arab News English...
22 Oct at 6 PM 2014

Mega rich give fortunes to support young entrepreneurs and the underprivileged

A recent study has revealed that wealthy philanthropists nowadays are focusing on helping new self-sustaining projects, job creation and the poverty-stricken. Around 13 per cent of the world’s wealth is held by just 0.003 of its population – the mega-rich millionaires and billionaires who monstly made their fortunes in the heady second half of the last century. However, rather than gifting to museums or universities as in the past, the ultra-wealthy are turning their thoughts to encouraging young entrepreneurs, those working in...