Expat Jobs News
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23 May at 6 PM 2013
In spite of governmental attempts to stir un nationalism in the UAE, a recent survey revealed that Emiratis are not frightened by the impact of expats on their country.
The survey, carried out by a student research team amongst other students at Zayed University, concluded that the presence of a majority of expats in the emirates has no effect on local citizens’ solidarity with the leadership. The results were presented at the third annual conference of the Dubai Scientific and Cultural Society as part of a debate on the UAE through...
20 May at 6 PM 2013
A recent poll showed an increase in the number of British expats living overseas who feel positive about their current financial situations.
The survey, undertaken by financial advisory organisation deVere Group, showed that 54 percent of those who took part feel more confident about their current financial status. Those feeling less confident represented 19 per cent, and the inevitable ‘don’t knows’ came out at 27 per cent.
Participants in the poll were drawn from the firm’s existing and potential clients in Switzerland,...
16 May at 6 PM 2013
Britain’s scam-buster agency is publicly warning expats living abroad to watch out for a money-transfer scam by organised crime gangs.
Action Fraud, an arm of the National Fraud Authority and the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau, warns that many expats are being approached via phone calls, emails or letter to participate in an innocent-seeming, straightforward money-making scheme. Advertisements in expat newspapers and online are also being used to trap the unwary.
The process is deceptively simple, with the expat receiving...
10 May at 6 PM 2013
A prominent Kuwaiti labour union is criticising the recently announced move by the Kuwaiti government to get rid of 100,000 expat workers a year until 2023.
The announcement of the plan, made by Kuwait’s labour minister Thekra al-Rasheedi, has seen increases in visa trafficking and a huge rise in recruitment costs, according to the president of the Expatriate Labour Force Office, part of Kuwait’s Trade Union Federation. Abdurrahman al-Ghanim stated that the construction of several mega-projects will be threatened by a lack of...
3 May at 6 PM 2013
As pollution in Beijing and other mega-Chinese cities reaches dangerous levels with no remedy in sight, scores of top expat executives are packing up and leaving.
Regular hospital visits as a result of high levels of pollution are becoming the norm for many expats living and working in China’s huge cities, with many being advised by medical professionals to leave the country or risk serious harm to their long-term health. The pollution scandal is also discouraging would-be executive employees from taking on jobs
in the booming...
1 May at 6 PM 2013
According to figures issued by Spain’s National Statistics Institute, the total population of the country has fallen for the first time in 150 years.
As Spanish unemployment soars to over 26 per cent and the country’s economy staggers, a total of 206,000 residents have given up and left. According to the figures, the entire drop represents foreign residents leaving the country.
From the year 2000, Spain experienced a rapid rise in its immigrant population, mostly fuelled by migrants from Spanish-speaking countries in South...
30 Apr at 6 PM 2013
Canada’s Federal Internship for Newcomers Programme (FIN) was praised recently by immigration minister Jason Kenney for its success in helping new arrivals to integrate.
Kenney highlighted the programme’s success at an Ottawa university’s graduation ceremony, saying that since its launch over 200 newcomers to the country have benefitted by obtaining work experience and community integration support. This year, he added, another 70 graduates of the scheme will have a better shot at making a go of their new life.
25 Apr at 6 PM 2013
As the battle to reform the broken US immigration system drags on, other Western countries are introducing ultra-fast skilled worker visa programmes in the hope of grabbing top-tier innovators.
Canada’s recently-announced Start-Up Visa Programme is one such, and the most comprehensive yet, aimed solely at entrepreneurs looking to start up innovative businesses. Paul Northcott, Citizen and Immigration Canada’s spokesman, describes the programme as targeting a new type of immigrant with the ability to start companies which will...
24 Apr at 6 PM 2013
The rebuild of New Zealand’s South Island city of Christchurch after the massive earthquake two years ago is now attracting increasing numbers of expat workers keen to be part of the effort.
Figures recently issued by Statistics New Zealand show a marked increase in arrivals over the past year to March 31, a dramatic reversal from the previous year, in which 3,100 more people left than arrived. The majority of the new arrivals are migrant workers taking jobs
in the rebuilding of the city.
The welcome trend is gathering momentum...
23 Apr at 6 PM 2013
A recent report reveals that, due to increasing costs to employers and move by Arab governments to cut the number of expat workers, lucrative postings in the Middle East may become hard to come by.
Middle Eastern employers with a high number of expat workers are being squeezed by the ever-increasing cost of expat packages including healthcare, education and accommodation. At the same time, governments in the region are imposing stricter expat employment quotas, and more stringent rules aimed at reducing high local unemployment totals....