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Latest 10 news items tagged Jobs

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...
20 Jul at 6 PM 2016

Qatari businesses struggling due to expat exodus

According to a Reuters report, businesses catering for middle class Qataris and expat professionals are failing due to lack of demand caused by lay-offs of thousands of well-paid workers from overseas. Large-scale layoffs of expat workers at white collar levels have taken place for some two years now, spurred by the fall in oil prices. Last year, Qatar Petroleum sent redundancy notices to an estimated 3,000 professional expat employees, with its subsidiary RasGas also shedding hundreds. Danish Oil giant Mersk rid itself of hundreds...
14 Jul at 6 PM 2016

Expat moms in China more prone to postpartum depression

Uprooting from family and friends and relocating to the totally unfamiliar culture of China may mean increasing the risk of post-natal depression for new mothers. Although many expat wives find a move to an exotic location such as China a stimulating experience, the lack of front-line support for new mothers from family and friends is becoming a serious problem. A major difficulty is the Mandarin language, leading to feelings of isolation and an inability to cope with the everyday tasks of new motherhood. Time differences make it...
13 Jul at 6 PM 2016

Top six Chinese cities for expats

For the new breed of adventurous expats, China is the latest attraction, but its massive size and choice of major cities can be hard to navigate. If you’re looking for a fascinating combination of ancient culture, magnificent geographical diversity, stunning modernity and a unique, challenging environment, China is waiting for you. Six of the country’s major cities stand out as a starting point for the expat experience of a lifetime, with your choice based on your personal needs and preferences. The massive, teeming capital of...
6 Jul at 6 PM 2016

Will the Brexit affect drive up Oz property prices

Analysts struggling to find shreds of good news lurking behind the massive black cloud of Brexit are suggesting that Britain’s leaving the EU may have a positive effect on Australian real estate prices as well as boosting the number of buyers. The theory behind the report is that, once Brexit is a reality and the UK has finally left the European Union, Australian expats will be forced to return home. This, apparently, will drive population growth and demand for properties as well as preventing Aussies from emigrating to further their...
6 Jul at 6 PM 2016

Brit expats petition points the need for Spanish dual citizenship

A petition urging the Spanish government to allow UK expats to apply for dual nationality was launched on Monday. Well-known journalist Giles Tremlett together with fellow journalist William Chislett started the petition as an attempt to alert the Spanish government to the dramatic situation faced by Brits in Spain. Tremlett, known for his work with the Economist and the Guardian, has been resident in Spain for 25 years and was unable to vote Remain due to the 15-year disenfranchisement imposed by the UK government. Tremlett told...
4 Jul at 6 PM 2016

Foreign Secretary Hammond speaks out in support of UK expats

Finally, a UK politician has seen fit to speak out in support of UK expats living and working in EU member states and EU expats doing the same in the UK. Hammond is the first member of the present political coterie in the UK to actually recognise the plight of the 1.2 million UK expats living in EU countries and the even greater number of EU expats living and working in the United Kingdom. The Foreign Secretary told it like it is, saying it would be absurd if negotiations resulted in a guarantee that EU expats could stay in the UK...
1 Jul at 6 PM 2016

Buying residency in popular EU countries restricted to wealthy expats

Securing an idyllic expat life post-Brexit as a resident in favourite European destinations is proving to be only an option for the wealthy. The rush for European passports is gathering steam as the full implications of Brexit hit home, but unless applicants are long-stay or have nationals of that country in their ancestry, there’s no chance unless big money is handed over. Various countries are now offering citizenship to Britishers affected by Brexit – but only at a staggering price. The vast majority of the 1.2 million...