Expat Jobs News

Latest 10 news items tagged Jobs

10 Aug at 6 PM 2016

High flying expats in Dubai see salaries increase

Although the vast majority of international expats in Dubai are stuck in low-paying jobs, the brightest and best are on a roll and getting richer. Traditionally, Dubai’s high salaries have been the main attraction for the high numbers of professional expat workers flooding to the emirate. Nowadays, in spite of the dramatic fall in oil prices, the number of expats on fat pay packets is accelerating at a good rate as shown by data for the years 2009 to 2015. Seven years ago, the number of expats receiving salaries of over Dh10,00...
8 Aug at 6 PM 2016

Overall cost of living in the UAE puts pressure on expats

UAE expat school fees, rents and the rising cost of everyday necessities are all putting unwelcome pressure on expat professionals working in the region. Although Dubai’s rents in general have been enjoying a welcome downturn, the emirate’s soaring cost of living is causing problems with budget balancing for the majority of expats in the region. According to a recent survey by National Bonds, utility bills, international school fees and housing costs are major concerns within the expat community. Around 48 per cent of...
8 Aug at 6 PM 2016

Brit expats in Lauzun add fuel to Brexit legal challenge fires

The latest of the French protest groups begun by UK expats post-Brexit is determined to launch a legal challenge against the use of the Royal Prerogative. Fair Deal for Expats is based in the French town of Lauzun, home to a good number of British citizens who’ve spent their savings renovating historic French homes as part of their retirement plans.They strongly believe the possible plight of expats living in EU member states wasn’t even on the agenda when the referendum was conceived. The group’s founder, former solicitor...
5 Aug at 6 PM 2016

Tom Conti steps up to support Oz expat family facing deportation

An update on the recent report of an Australian couple who moved to the UK under the post study visa scheme has revealed they are finally being forced to leave the UK. Kathryn and Gregg Brain and their son Lachlan originally moved to Scotland in 2011, encouraged by an immigration study/work scheme intended to repopulate Scotland’s highlands areas. Soon after they arrived, the two-year post-study scheme was quashed by the UK government. In spite of strenuous attempts by both expat to find a job with a salary which would justify a...
4 Aug at 6 PM 2016

Expats in Saudi face threat of income tax

Saudi Arabia’s controversial National Transformation Plan is set to cause problems for mid and upper level expat professionals due to the introduction of income tax. Saudi’s tax-free status has been a major draw for expat professionals over the years, allowing them to save as well as spend in the popular relocation hub. However, unpleasant changes are underfoot, and may result in the introduction of income tax for foreign workers. The National Transformation Plan is being brought in to counter the devastating effect of the fall...
3 Aug at 6 PM 2016

Survey reveals top ten countries with great weather

One of the main reasons for emigrating from colder northern climes is the weather, with decisions spurred on by visions of endless sunshine and luxuriously warm temperatures. The latest expat survey is bound to be of interest to those looking for the perfect outdoor life in the sun, as it identifies the top 10 countries offering the best of the world’s weather. Respondents numbered 14,000, and 195 countries were covered, as well as the relevance of great weather in the choice of destination. Unsurprisingly, 45 per cent of...
3 Aug at 6 PM 2016

UK expats in Belgium rush to claim citizenship

The demand for Belgian citizenship has exploded since the Brexit result, with UK expats desperate to stay in their jobs. At present, the small country of Belgium is home to some 24,000 British citizens, the majority of whom work in Brussels with NATO or EU institutions. Since the referendum result was announced, expats are seen standing in early morning lines outside the capital’s information offices. All are desperate to obtain Belgian citizenship. Similar offices in other Belgian cities are experiencing the same trend, with...
28 Jul at 6 PM 2016

Top companies for expat employment in Qatar

In spite of economic problems caused by the drastic drop in oil prices over the past year, the Gulf states are still a major draw for career-minded expats. If you’re planning to emigrate to Qatar to further your career, it’s an idea to investigate the emirate’s major foreign employers in order to match your skills with the right company. The process will save precious time attending interviews and give an idea of what working in Qatar involves. For example, Qatar Airways now hosts flights to all six continents, with 150...
26 Jul at 6 PM 2016

Unconventional destinations for adventurous British expats

If the usual expat destinations have lost their appeal for the more adventurous British would-be emigrant, these five countries are well worth considering. Over 5.5 million Britons are believed to be living, working or retiring overseas, with the most popular destinations being Spain, Australia, Ireland, Canada and the USA. Great weather and cultural similarities are attractions in themselves, but for those who don’t want to be encased in a Little Britain scenario, there are other interesting choices out there. Provided the...
25 Jul at 6 PM 2016

No good news as Dubai expats prepare for the worst

With the expats’ promised land now failing to deliver, many long-term expat residents in Dubai are mulling over a return to their home countries. Although economic forecasts suggest the desert-based mega-city is better placed to weather the storm than its neighbouring emirates, the combination of the oil price crisis and the downturn in construction is hitting hard on expats as well as local businesses. Major foreign-owned companies linked to the oil industry are cutting jobs as clients scale back on projects, with removal firms...