Expat Jobs News

Latest 10 news items tagged Jobs

21 Jul at 6 PM 2017

Dubai expatriates on Palm Jumeirah needed for reality TV show

A London-based production company is seeking UK expats with homes or businesses on Dubai’s iconic Palm Jumeirah complex to star in a new reality TV show. Arrow Media, the production company responsible for the popular Ultimate Airport Dubai show, is working with the UK’s commercial TV network ITV on what is expected to be a no-holds-barred expose of Brits living in untrammelled luxury in an exotic setting. Qualifications for applicants seem to be rather basic, as well as possibly reflecting the tone of the new show, with being...
20 Jul at 6 PM 2017

Paris preparing to poach EU expat bankers from London

Now under its new President, Paris is planning to attract EU expat bankers and financial experts from post-Brexit London. Newly elected President Macron’s previous dislike of the banking fraternity seems to have evaporated under the necessity to up Paris’s game as regards attracting the brightest and best the City of London has to offer. A former banker himself, Macron is now offering tax breaks for financial professionals from overseas, the easing of EU regulations, more international schools and rules making it easier to hire...
19 Jul at 6 PM 2017

Is the Dubai concept based on expat professionals

Dubai’s popularity as an expat professional hub draws foreign workers across the globe, but is the Dubai dream a cover-up for an unpleasant reality? On paper, and for new arrivals, life in Dubai is little short of a dream, with luxurious accommodation, maids, drivers, a great social life, international cuisine, all year-round sunshine, 24/7 aircon, and a salary difficult if not impossible to achieve back in the home country. The city is a shrine to the 21st century, with magnificent architecture reaching for the sky, green oases,...
17 Jul at 6 PM 2017

Bahraini government debates dumping expat workers over 50 years old

Bahrain’s House of Representatives will debate a bill prohibiting expat workers over the age of 50. The bill, due to be debated this week, will not only end the hiring of expat professionals over 50 years of age, but will force contract terminations for those already over the age limit. The controversial measure will see its second time in parliament, as it was introduced and passed last year before being rejected by the emirate’s Services Committee. According to local media, the reintroduction of the failed bill is intended...
14 Jul at 6 PM 2017

American expat volunteer physiotherapist is saving lives in Vietnam

An American woman who sold her home 10 years ago and came to Vietnam to volunteer as a fully qualified and experienced physiotherapist has now been celebrated in a local TV documentary. Virginia Lockett and her artist husband David first came to Vietnam 22 years ago to adopt two children, and were saddened by the plight of the disabled in the country. Returning for a short volunteer stint in 2005, the couple saw the improvements in medical care for the disabled, but realised some of the foreign-organised assistance programmes were...
13 Jul at 6 PM 2017

Oman searching for expat professionals with experience in GCC countries

Expats with Middle East experience and knowledge are invited to apply for positions in Oman. Omani recruiters are seeking expat professionals for a wide range of jobs, but are specifying a knowledge of the Middle East and experience in working in GCC countries. Around 40 per cent of jobs on offer are available to expats who’ve already worked in the GCC, as companies believe they have a better understanding of the market and will not leave due to cultural pressures before their contracts are ended. The high costs of bringing in...
7 Jul at 6 PM 2017

Canada encouraging expat professionals by loosening entry rules

Canada’s changing of its popular Express Entry ranking system is sure to attract increasing numbers of skilled expat looking for new life. In early June, Canada’s immigration minister announced changes to its points-related Express Entry pool which allow applicants with siblings already in the country to add 15 points to their rankings. The rationale of the change is that immigrants seeking to build a new life will find integration easier when backed by family members. Having a spouse or common-law partner with family members...
5 Jul at 6 PM 2017

Brexit threat forcing skilled EU expats out of UK

Skilled European professionals are leaving the UK ahead of the Brexit divorce and fewer EU citizens are seeking British jobs. As Brexit negotiations continue, skilled worker relocation specialists in Europe are seeing a huge increase in requests for moves back to EU countries by foreign professionals at present working in the UK. It seems the result of last year’s referendum has created a strong market for highly qualified specialists wishing to return to the European mainland, according to a report from the UK’s Chartered...
3 Jul at 6 PM 2017

New Zealand takes over from Oz as expats favourite

International relocation companies are reporting a surge in expats expressing interest in moving to New Zealand. For the first time in over 20 years, more Australians are leaving the home country and heading south, and the surge in British interest after the Brexit referendum is gathering even more momentum. New Zealand’s uniquely dramatic scenery might have something to do with its increasing popularity, but the so-called ‘Brexit and Trump’ effect and the islands’ friendly communities are the main reasons for its soaring...
3 Jul at 6 PM 2017

Kuwait expats and locals in outcry over driving license suspension

The decision of Kuwait’s Ministry of the Interior to deny expats the right to driving licenses has prompted an outcry involving both foreigners and Kuwaitis. The recent announcement suspending driving licenses for expats working in the emirate has resulted in foreigners affected by the ban as well as Kuwaiti nationals having their say in no uncertain terms. The ruling applies to all expat residents with the exception of domestic workers and foreigners with valid driving licenses from their countries of origin, with one Kuwaiti...