Expat Jobs News
Latest 10 news items tagged Jobs
20 Oct at 6 PM 2016
A recent survey placed the USA at a poor 30 out of 45 countries considered global destinations for expats, spurring a chorus of complaints from entrepreneurs who still consider the US is tops for business.
The HSBC survey is considered as one of the most reliable guides to expat relocation, but expatriates living and working in Boston and San Francisco are less than pleased about the poll’s conclusion. Over two-thirds of those surveyed in both cities claim that the USA – or at least their chosen location within it – gives an...
19 Oct at 6 PM 2016
Spurred by the ubcertainty following the Brexit result, a huge number of disillusioned Britons are seeking to become expats working overseas.
Ever since the result of the Brexit referendum was announced, online international recruitment sites have been deluged by huge numbers of British workers seeking a new life abroad. A recent analysis of the millions of search results is showing the Irish Republic as a favourite destination for those starting a new life and wishing to remain EU citizens by any possible means.
17 Oct at 6 PM 2016
Human resources consultants in Singapore are warning tighter labour market and slowing economy may reduce demand for expat professionals.
Although the market for top jobs
is expected to stay strong, expats looking for middle managerial or more junior positions are likely to be disappointed. Singaporean employers are now opening up such positions to local workers, of whom there is a ready supply, and the change will support government initiatives aimed at boosting local employment.
September figures released by Singapore’s...
13 Oct at 6 PM 2016
If asked to choose between Dubai’s job opportunities and rewarding levels of salary and the location’s amazing nightlife and endless amenities, most expats would hit on the lifestyle.
Admittedly, work in Dubai can be fascinating and even fun, but the endless choice of hot new venues, restaurants and clubs are the real attraction for the ‘work hard, dream big’ set. Luckily, everything that’s anything features on endless local websites and apps, saving the cool crowd time and effort in choosing the best.
A pick of essential...
11 Oct at 6 PM 2016
New Saudi Arabia laws relating to older expat professionals in certain specialities are likely to affect foreign workers in critical positions.
The recently approved Mawzoon (balanced) Nitaqat system is due to become law in early December, and is slated to end specialist expatriate dominance in critical jobs
. It’s aimed at bringing down Saudi Arabia’s unemployment rate amongst nationals.
Worst hit will be expert professionals from overseas who are registered as investors, academicians, lecturers, professors or medical...
3 Oct at 6 PM 2016
Whilst negative reports and survey results continue to hit the rest of the Gulf States, the UAE is still attracting expat professionals for its stability, safety, salaries and quality of life.
As a whole, the Gulf State region’s results in the recent HSBC expat survey left a lot to be desired, and more recent media attention has been focused on discontent amongst expat professionals attempting to cope with nationalisation of jobs
, dwindling salaries and increasing insecurity. However, the UAE’s survey result landed it in 12th...
30 Sep at 6 PM 2016
Downturns in Hong Kong’s financial sector have resulted in cheaper apartments in many locations popular with expats.
Falling rents in a number of favourite expat neighbourhoods are being seen as signs of the continuing downturn in the island’s financial sector as well as an indication that expats are moving on. For decades, residential rents have risen as Hong Kong continued to expand its financial trade, but nowadays the pendulum is swinging in the opposite direction.
Ten formerly popular and pricey sectors of the city are now...
29 Sep at 6 PM 2016
Whatever the local feelings about the huge number of expats in Qatar, it’s a fact the emirate benefits enormously from their expertise, economic stimulus and cost effectiveness.
Qatar’s total population is around 2.3 million, with expats in the emirate far outweighing the number of Qatari nationals. Frequent complaints are heard about the imbalance, usually focused on threats to Arab culture, traditions and heritage, but the truth is that Qatar would be in a far worse situation without its expat input.
The majority of sectors in...
28 Sep at 6 PM 2016
Over two thousand expat professionals’ resumes have now been uploaded to a new government website as job cuts continue.
The Kawadir Labor portal was recently opened as a response to the changing circumstances of employers and their expat employees due to the dramatic fall in oil prices. Both employers wishing to rid themselves of pricey expat services and employees who wish to move jobs
can use the online portal.
Saudi companies looking to hire highly-skilled expat professionals already in the kingdom are expected to find the...
21 Sep at 6 PM 2016
Southeast Asian and Middle Eastern international schools are facing an enrolment crisis due to the drastic fall in oil prices.
Redundancies as well as shortened contracts in expat professional hubs are expected to have an unprecedented effect on enrolment in international schools. The Middle East is predicted to be worst hit, as contracts are shortened, redundancies kick in and expat professionals give notice and apply for more secure jobs
Malaysia and Singapore are likely to be in the same position, with educational...