Expat Jobs News

Latest 10 news items tagged Jobs

8 Apr at 6 PM 2014

Emerging economies are best for high wages and quality of life

As the 2014 Expat Explorer gets underway, results from the 2013 poll are showing that emerging economies give the best chance of a good expat quality of life on a more than decent wage. Last year’s survey showed that expats in Asia are the highest-paid in the world, with those in India, Indonesia, Vietnam and China receiving remuneration packages higher than the global average. China and Indonesia had the highest number of expats earning over $250,000. The survey also showed that Europe was the worst place in the developed world...
25 Mar at 6 PM 2014

British international schools abroad overrun by local students

International schools across the world, started for the purpose of teaching expat children a British curriculum, are now being overrun by local students. A recent study has revealed that some 80 per cent of places in overseas international schools are being grabbed by wealthy local people for their children. Expat families living and working overseas are gradually losing out on the chance to standardise their kids’ education in preparation for their return to UK schooling. Increasing growth in the market is noted in the Middle...
19 Mar at 6 PM 2014

Carefree expat retirees on spending sprees

A recent survey has revealed a similarity between teenagers in their first jobs and expat pensioners on a spending spree during their first few years of freedom from the daily grind. Whether expats or pensioners still resident in the UK, the story’s the same, with up to £33,000 wasted during the first five years since employees finally finished work.The survey, by a leading financial firm, revealed that most of the money was spent on luxuries such as travel, eating out in fine dining restaurants, cars, the latest in tech gadgets,...
18 Mar at 6 PM 2014

Study shows highly educated Canadian immigrants have problems finding work

A recent study has revealed that new arrivals in Canada with university degrees have less chance of finding suitable jobs than in 1995. The survey, conducted by researchers at the University of Toronto, analysed the success of immigrant university graduates in finding suitable employment during a ten-year period. Researchers used data from the 1996, 2001 and 2006 censuses and found a far lower success rate in 2006 tha in 2001, with the situation continuing to deteriorate to the present day. Recent immigrants, they state, are far...
13 Mar at 6 PM 2014

Homesick Spanish migrants looking to return one day

Many thousands of Spaniards are now expats in foreign lands, having left to find work during the years since the economic crisis kicked in, but most are hoping for a swift return to their beloved country. Results of a recent survey have shown that a massive 82 per cent of Spaniards working overseas since 2008 are planning to return home within at least the next five years. Less than one in five of those polled have decided to stay in their host country. The Hay’s Guide to the Labour Market survey has revealed a direct link...
25 Feb at 6 PM 2014

Kiwi dreams are tops for would be expats

With more than a million UK citizens choosing to live abroad and potentially a million more dreaming of following, New Zealand rates highly in a poll of the most desirable destinations. Recent research revealed that Britain exports as many expats as it imports immigrants, with over a million UK ex-residents celebrating global mobility by gracing migration hubs all over the world. The figure is expected to rise by over 20 per cent the next two years, with many hoping to be able to choose the traditional antipodean exit route and end up...
19 Feb at 6 PM 2014

Omanisation to strip a hundred thousand expat jobs

The southwest Asian Sultanate of Oman appears to be following its Gulf State neighbours in announcing that 100,000 expats jobs are to be removed and given to locals. An announcement Monday by Oman’s Minister of Manpower, Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser al Bakri, affirmed a planned move to reduce the number of private sector positions filled by expat workers by six per cent to 33 per cent of the total number of jobs in the Sultanate. It’s expected that 107,000 expatriates will be forced to leave as a result. The move was initiated...
17 Feb at 6 PM 2014

Middle East anti-foreigner measures may be softening

Kuwait and Saudi Arabia’s u-turn on the proposed expat stay restrictions may indicate that the Arab world’s crackdown on foreigners is easing. The Gulf States’ recent attempts to reduce their numbers of foreign workers in order to provide jobs for nationals has been seen by many as prejudicial and ultimately dangerous for their economies. Saudi Arabia’s draft Saudization plans to limit expat workers’ stay to eight years and forbid their families from joining them was the most controversial in a raft of proposals across the...
6 Feb at 3 PM 2014

Saudi government announces freeze on expat public contracts

A devastating announcement by the Saudi government that all expat public contracts are to be frozen has sent shock waves across the kingdom’s foreign communities. Abdul Rahman al-Barrak, the Saudi Minister for Civil Services, has announced a freeze on all expat posts until qualified Saudi staff can be found. Last year, almost 12,000 expat public sector employees either lost their contracts or had job applications refused. Al-Barrak confirmed that the move was aimed at the Saudization of the workforce, saying that every...
3 Feb at 6 PM 2014

Saudi private schools hiring Saudi teachers to replace expats

As a result of many expat teachers showing reluctance to transfer their sponsorships from family members to employers, Saudi private schools are being forced to employ Saudi teachers. At present, Saudi teachers are a glut on the market, with 76 per cent of the kingdom’s women wishing to be employed in private schools, according to the director of the government’s Human Resources Development Fund. Previously, the Saudi Ministry of Education had ordered that priority be given to local teachers in compliance with the law. A number...