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Latest 10 news items tagged Jobs

25 Jul at 6 PM 2014

Amsterdam scores as expat happiness central in spite of high tax rates

Many would-be expats would balk at the thought of paying 52 per cent income tax on their earnings overseas, but the charm of Amsterdam is such that no-one seems to mind. Most expats living in the historic Dutch capital were lured by the promise of a choice of literally thousands of jobs in the tech, oil and other sectors. In spite of losing over half their salaries to the tax man, most have stayed due to the benefits and lifestyle they’ve learned to love. The Netherlands ranks consistently in the top ten tworld 's happiest...
15 Jul at 6 PM 2014

Number of Britons living overseas soars to over five million

According to a report by the United Nations, well over five million British citizens have emigrated for reasons of work, retirement or general dissatisfaction with the state of their home country. Since 1990, the number of British-born migrants has increased by 23 per cent, with the majority of those leaving heading for sunnier climes. Australia is the all-time favourite destination, now home to some 1.27 million former British residents. America is the next most popular place for immigration, with 758,919 Brits in residence, and...
19 Jun at 6 PM 2014

Change in Bahrain traffic laws causing expat consternation

Expats in Bahrain are being driven crazy by the country’s potential new laws preventing foreigners from driving unless their jobs require them to do so. New arrivals in the country are allowed three months’ motoring mobility before they are forced to get a local driving license. Bahrain’s population of 1.2 million includes 675,000 expats, most of whom would be left without means to get around should the law be passed. The issue has divided the community, with many expat workers wondering how they will be able to continue to...
11 Jun at 6 PM 2014

NZ immigration surge likely to cause soaring real estate prices

As the popularity of New Zealand as an expat destination soars, fears of increasing upward pressure on the country’s real estate prices are emerging. The recent excess of immigrants to New Zealand against the fast-falling number of migrants is putting pressure on the already-stressed Kiwi housing market, with professionals in the field expecting a further 12 per cent rise in house prices by the end of 2015. Net inflow of immigrants is expected to rise to 45,000 by December this year. A similar boom in net migration last year...
2 Jun at 6 PM 2014

Corporate CEOs raking in money as overseas health insurance rates soar

Expat overseas health insurance, once considered an essential, is becoming less affordable by the month whilst product providers’ profits are heading into the stratosphere. Overseas retirees on pensions are the worst affected, with thousands now unable to afford the increased premiums. Meanwhile, the salaries and bonuses of health insurances’ CEOs are reaching undreamed-of heights. Recent research has revealed that several CEOs of USA-based companies are earning some $90,000 every day of the year, and others are seeing salary...
23 May at 6 PM 2014

Gulf State firms refusing to sweeten top talent expat packages

In spite if a push to recruit top expat talent to the Gulf States, UAE companies are offering salaries and benefits up to 10 per cent lower than in 2013. The global war to attract fully qualified and experienced migrants to new jobs and new lives across the world is in full swing, giving top talent plenty of choice. However, recruiters in the UAE are reporting difficulty in selling their region to executive-level professionals as companies in other countries are offering better deals. The average expat package is made up of a good...
21 May at 6 PM 2014

Qatar new medical centre searching for British health professionals

Literally thousands of experienced expat medical staff are being sought for Doha’s new, state-of-the-art medical centre for women and children. Oil-rich Qatar’s brand new Sidra Medical and Research Centre complex is due to open early in 2015, and will offer ultra-modern heathcare for women and children. Built via an endowment from the Qatar Foundation, it’s expected to become the Middle Eastern hub for its speciality and is even equipped with ‘smart beds’ preventing patients from getting bedsores. The complex will employ...
5 May at 6 PM 2014

Dubai the new Spain for working British expats

Whilst Dubai isn’t exactly a retirement haven for older Brit expatriates, it’s tipped as the new Spain for those looking for employment in exotic locations. Spain, once a favourite for jobs including sun, sea and sangria, is falling out of favour with younger expat professionals looking for fun as well as employment in a thriving location. The Muddle East is now offering comparatively stable house prices and better job opportunities, attracting a growing number of migrants as a result. According to a survey by a leading British...
30 Apr at 6 PM 2014

Expat exodus causes further falls in Spanish property prices

With the Spanish economy in chaos and property prices still falling, is this really the best time for expats to leave the country? The UK media is having a field day reporting the end of the expat dream in Spain and the continuing crash in its property prices, but is now the best time to return to the UK or should expats hang on in there and wait for a minor miracle. Retirees with occupational pensions as well as the UK state handout may be able to wait it out, but for those below pensionable age needing to work, it’s another...
8 Apr at 6 PM 2014

Emerging economies are best for high wages and quality of life

As the 2014 Expat Explorer gets underway, results from the 2013 poll are showing that emerging economies give the best chance of a good expat quality of life on a more than decent wage. Last year’s survey showed that expats in Asia are the highest-paid in the world, with those in India, Indonesia, Vietnam and China receiving remuneration packages higher than the global average. China and Indonesia had the highest number of expats earning over $250,000. The survey also showed that Europe was the worst place in the developed world...