Expat Jobs News

Latest 10 news items tagged Jobs

22 Sep at 6 PM 2017

When to give up and get a housemaid in the UAE

Nowadays, many trailing spouses whose partners are working in the UAE also have jobs themselves, but coping with housework because of guilty feelings about hiring a maid is no fun. Many trailing spouses from Western countries have feelings of discomfort about hiring a maid to do jobs around the house, mostly because the Western way of keeping rooms tidy and cleaning regularly has been drummed into them by their own mothers. Normal household chores such as hoovering, dusting, washing and ironing are still considered to be women’s...
21 Sep at 6 PM 2017

Amsterdam Expat Fair draws thousands to network and integrate

The famous ‘I am not a Tourist’ expat fair in Amsterdam is an annual event drawing thousands of international expats to network, find out more about the Netherlands and make new friends. Held in the heart of Amsterdam at the Beurs van Berlage, the Expat Fair is now an established annual event attracting international expatriates from countless world countries. It’s free to enter and packed with booths representing Dutch companies, social clubs and entrepreneurial and volunteering opportunities. Every aspect of living in the...
13 Sep at 6 PM 2017

Expats in Qatar mark 100 days illegal blockade

Expatriates living and working in Qatar have marked the 100th day since its illegal blockade by praising the emirate’s safety, security and leadership. It seems the Arab States’ diplomatic blockade of Qatar has had the opposite effect to its intended crushing of the small state. Just 100 days after the crisis began, expats and citizens alike are banding together to congratulate its leadership on their management of what could have easily become a disaster. Many believe the siege has been turned into a blessing in disguise,...
12 Sep at 6 PM 2017

EU expats in UK suffering increased discrimination

The British government is investigating evidence that EU citizens in the UK are being blocked from buying or renting homes as well as applying for jobs or services. # Evidence is mounting over a disturbing trend towards discrimination against EU expats attempting to find jobs, homes or rentals. In response to a growing number of reports, the government’s Equalities Office is beginning an investigation into allegations that EU nationals are being prevented from buying or renting properties, applying for jobs or even booking a holiday....
11 Sep at 6 PM 2017

Survey shows India sucks as an expat destination

The results of a recent expat survey have revealed India is amongst the 10 least popular expat destinations. The recently released Expat Insider survey saw India languishing in 57th place out of the 65 countries surveyed, and the result wasn’t due to problems with salaries and living costs. Expats were content with the sub-continent’s low cost of living and their salaries, but were more than unhappy about their quality of life. Slammed in the survey were long working hours, personal safety, pollution and poor family life, all...
8 Sep at 6 PM 2017

UK expats in Caribbean angry at slow British government response

Two British Overseas Territories have been severely damaged by Hurricane Irma, with a third lying right its path. Anguilla and the British Virgin Islands archipelago have already felt the destructive force of one of the worst hurricanes in modern times. The devastating storm is now roaring down on the low-lying Turks and Caicos island group and shows no signs of weakening. Next in its path will be the Bahamas group. British expats are scattered across all the island groups, with many now facing the loss of their homes, jobs and...
6 Sep at 6 PM 2017

Ten Brit expats arrested in Magaluf on serious drugs charges

Ten British nationals living in Magaluf ‘s Punta Ballenna have been arrested on charges of drug dealing. The gang, four of whom are women, had been boasting openly on social media about their jobs, which involved targeting visitors to local nightclubs and lap dancing bars. According to local police, a huge quality and range of illegal drugs was being supplied to the island’s regular partygoers. The Guardia Civil operation has been rated as an overwhelming success, with coordinated raids resulting in the seizure of massive...
6 Sep at 6 PM 2017

Brit expats in Europe in no rush to repatriate

In spite of predictions of a mass exodus from Europe, expats living in European Union states seem to be in no hurry to up and leave. A report for the UK’s Office of National Statistics, (ONS), has stated the number of UK expat pensioners leaving the UK for sunnier climes is still rising despite the uncertainties caused by Brexit. In contrast, recent media reports suggest the exodus is going the other way, with increasing numbers of EU citizens working in the UK deciding to either repatriate or find suitable jobs in EU states....
24 Aug at 6 PM 2017

Reverse culture shock hits returnee expat professionals

Many expats feel a sense of relief combined with anticipation when leaving their home countries, but how do they feel when they eventually return? The majority of expats who leave in order to further their careers and grow their bank balances are fully aware that at some time in the future they’ll run out of steam as regards new jobs in new destinations and decide to return to the home country. Others, including retirees and those who’ve married overseas, have no intention of ever returning but may be forced to by unforeseen...
23 Aug at 6 PM 2017

EU and UK negotiators poles apart on UK and EU expats fates

As British parliamentarians shrug off the holiday spirit and reluctantly turn their thoughts to getting on with their jobs, what’s in the upcoming session for Brexpats? Reports that both sides’ projections about the post-Brexit fates of UK and EU expats are becoming clearer are filtering in from the two opposing teams of negotiators, but nothing is, as yet, set in tablets of stone. PM Theresa May’s recently published policy paper finally refers to Brits living across Europe, and Guy Verhofstadt is suggesting they are granted...