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Latest 10 news items tagged Jobs

24 Jun at 6 PM 2016

Brit expats in Spain shock horror reaction to Brexit win

UK expats living and retiring in Spain are in a state of shock as their worst fears about Brexit are confirmed. Brits living the good life in Spain woke this morning to their worst nightmare – the decision of a majority of eligible referendum voters to leave the UK. Immediately, sterling plummeted against a basket of currencies and world stock markets braced themselves for a replay of the financial crash of 2008. The immediate fall in the value of sterling will affect the lifestyles of UK state pensioners across Spain, causing...
21 Jun at 6 PM 2016

Beating bureaucratic challenges as an expat in the USA

Expats heading for a new life in the USA face a good number of bureaucratic challenges, but taking advice from those who’ve gone before is the best way to deal with officialdom. The USA is one of the most popular destinations for expats, with the majority relocating to take up new jobs in one of the country’s massive cities. For almost all, the most difficult of all the adjustments necessary is dealing with unfamiliar bureaucratic requirements. A new survey identifies the three most challenging systems to beat, and gives advice on...
20 Jun at 6 PM 2016

Expats giving up on Abu Dhabi as costs rise and incomes shrink

Once considered the star of expat relocations, static pay, cancelled bonuses and the soaring cost of living are forcing many expats to pack up and go home. Saudization and the fallout from the dramatic fall in oil prices are just two of the reasons given for what is being referred to as a ‘mass exodus’ of expats from Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Once considered the prime expat location for luxury living, rising costs and job uncertainties are taking their toll on the region’s expat communities. MD of a major recruitment agency...
8 Jun at 6 PM 2016

Ireland launches campaign encouraging expats to return

Due to the devastating effects of the 2008 financial crash in Ireland, many highly qualified IT specialists left for overseas jobs, and are now being enticed back as the country’s economy strengthens. For several years after the 2008 crash decimated Ireland’s economy, qualified professionals across the board left to make new lives everywhere from Europe to Australia and New Zealand. With the country now on a stable footing, skills shortages especially in the IT and Life Sciences sector are slowing further development in the Emerald...
3 Jun at 6 PM 2016

Expat living in Greece is changing its focus

Given that Greece has always been an alternative expat destination for thousands of Brits who’ve fallen in love with its beauty and laid-back culture, what’s the reality of living there right now? A favourite holiday destination for decades, the siren song of Greece has drawn a good number of Brits to take up permanent residence as EU citizens. However, holidaying in this seductive country is far different than living and working, particularly since the economic crisis hit in 2008. Nowadays, Greek living is no longer an...
20 May at 6 PM 2016

Worlds most expensive cities for expats

Expats come in all shapes and sizes, as do their bank accounts, but all are looking for that one special place to create a unique lifestyle. Expats aren’t just retirees, English teachers, backpacking globetrotters or contractors working on oil rigs needing R&R including great weather, cheap beer and sexy girls. Expat life can be as luxurious as the budget allows, although it’ll have to be huge to survive the world’s most expensive cities. It has to be admitted that London is the favoured destination for expats looking for...
20 May at 6 PM 2016

Glory days over for Hong Kong expat banking and finance crowd

The fat housing allowance packages gifted to top expat banking and finance executives in Hong Kong are becoming the thing of the past. Long regarded and much envied as a golden privilege only offered to senior expat banking and finance executives, the massive housing allowances granted as a part of top-flight relocation packages are being slashed to sensible levels or, worse still, eliminated altogether. Luxury living on Hong’s exclusive Peak is being downsized to less prestigious locations and the luxury housing market is suffering...
19 May at 6 PM 2016

UK budget airline offers ultra cheap UK returns for expat Brexit voters

The very special offer by controversial British low-cost carrier Ryanair is aimed at encouraging expats living in Europe to fly home to vote in the June 23 Brexit referendum. Mega-discounted seats costing from as low as £15.40 are on offer, but those wanting to book will have to be quick as the offer ends tonight – 19th May. The sale is based on Ryanair boss’s repeated warnings that Britain’s leaving the EU would result in far fewer low-cost flights to Europe as well as fare increases across the board. Ryanair’s chief...
17 May at 6 PM 2016

China cost of living killing dream for expat workers

According to a survey by a relocation company, twice the number of expats are leaving China than are arriving, due to the country’s escalating cost of living. Up until recently, a relocation to Chjna was a must-have for adventurous expat professionals, especially those seeking high-tech jobs. Since the slow-down in the Chinese economy, the gloss has faded and many are packing up and returning home. Air pollution, the soaring cost of living in major Chinese cities and decreasing benefit packages are all reasons for the sharp...
4 May at 6 PM 2016

Expat mums in Oz struggle with high childcare costs

Australia is a long-time favourite for UK expats, but how do they cope with the financial realities and lack of family support? Well over a million Brits have met the challenge of moving half-way across the world in order to achieve a better quality of life, but how do they cope in an unfamiliar country without emotional and sometimes even financial support from the family network? Many expat parents are struggling to manage financially due to the high cost of childcare as well as missing their families’ help at this crucial time....