Expat Jobs News

Latest 10 news items tagged Jobs

24 Sep at 6 PM 2014

Missing expat Premium Bond prizewinners urged to claim their windfalls

Two British expats who’ve probably forgotten they’d bought Premium Bonds are sitting on a major windfall totalling £150,000. The UK’s Premium Bond scheme encouraged millions of post-war Britons to buy its shares at £1 each and take part in its monthly draws. Many savers won small or larger prizes over the years until the National Lottery and the later Euro lotteries began offering huge prizes not linked to savings. One of the two unclaimed prizes is due to a woman holding six bonds who emigrated to Australia and...
22 Sep at 6 PM 2014

Saudi banks to monitor expat account incomes in proportion to salaries

In a move designed to trace foreign workers with unofficial as well as officially permitted jobs, Saudi banks will now begin monitoring expat bank accounts for unexplained income. The move is aimed at expat workers in the kingdom who are receiving salaries for a permitted job and are also operating businesses on the side. It’s also expected that a crackdown on unofficial businesses will help stem the flow of overseas remittances leaving the country. According to Saudi’s Media and Banking Awareness Committee’s secretary...
1 Sep at 6 PM 2014

Expat oil and gas workers warned of training scam

Expat workers in the highly lucrative oil and gas industry are being warned about UK-based online fraudsters offering full training and jobs on the North Sea Rigs. The high salaries paid to workers in the harsh conditions of the North Sea oil rigs attract many expats as well as British workers with experience in other locations. The Aberdeen office of the UK’s Trading Standards Office is warning that a scam involving courses leading to the necessary qualifications and jobs is being offered by online companies such as First Oil...
19 Aug at 6 PM 2014

Top tips for new expat arrivals in the UAE

The UAE is still one of the most popular choices for jobs abroad due to its elevated salaries and upscale lifestyle, but culture shock tends to hit harder than in English-speaking countries or EU member states. A local news website recently launched a guide containing five top tips for successful integration into the complexities of living in the Emirates. Its aim is to give incomers a tell-it-like-it-is breakdown of what to do and, more importantly in a Moslem environment, what not to do. The five subjects discussed are residency,...
11 Aug at 6 PM 2014

Graduate Irish doctors tempted to stay by tax breaks

In a desperate move to stop the majority of Irish medical professionals leaving for better-paid jobs overseas, the government is being urged to cut an impressive tax deal with newly-graduated doctors. A detailed proposal from two Irish government departments, Finance and Health, is being closely scrutinised for inclusion in the country’s 2015 budget. The move follows the continuing migration of a huge number of doctors, nurses and other health professionals to the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The five million euro per...
8 Aug at 6 PM 2014

Expat women in UAE learning to deal with employment challenges

Trailing spouses in the UAE are finding work and learning to adapt to a new style of professional challenge. Whilst taking an executive job in the UAE is the dream of many professional men looking to further their careers and secure their financial futures, for many of their wives the move can become a nightmare. Trailing spouses used to working for a living and forced to put a hold on their own careers are often left wondering why they came. Even with the compulsory trappings of life in the UAE such as a live-in maid, child care...
6 Aug at 6 PM 2014

Research shows Saudi expat private sector workers earn less than locals

A new study has revealed that expats employed within Saudi Arabia’s private sector are paid around 50 per cent less than their Saudi equivalents. The survey, undertaken by the Saudi Labour Ministry, revealed a huge gap between comparative salaries for similar positions held by Saudi employees and their expat equivalents. A report on the study, confirmed by the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency, suggests the practice covers all available jobs in the kingdom. For example, expat administrators and secretaries average SR1,640 against...
25 Jul at 6 PM 2014

Amsterdam scores as expat happiness central in spite of high tax rates

Many would-be expats would balk at the thought of paying 52 per cent income tax on their earnings overseas, but the charm of Amsterdam is such that no-one seems to mind. Most expats living in the historic Dutch capital were lured by the promise of a choice of literally thousands of jobs in the tech, oil and other sectors. In spite of losing over half their salaries to the tax man, most have stayed due to the benefits and lifestyle they’ve learned to love. The Netherlands ranks consistently in the top ten tworld 's happiest...
15 Jul at 6 PM 2014

Number of Britons living overseas soars to over five million

According to a report by the United Nations, well over five million British citizens have emigrated for reasons of work, retirement or general dissatisfaction with the state of their home country. Since 1990, the number of British-born migrants has increased by 23 per cent, with the majority of those leaving heading for sunnier climes. Australia is the all-time favourite destination, now home to some 1.27 million former British residents. America is the next most popular place for immigration, with 758,919 Brits in residence, and...
19 Jun at 6 PM 2014

Change in Bahrain traffic laws causing expat consternation

Expats in Bahrain are being driven crazy by the country’s potential new laws preventing foreigners from driving unless their jobs require them to do so. New arrivals in the country are allowed three months’ motoring mobility before they are forced to get a local driving license. Bahrain’s population of 1.2 million includes 675,000 expats, most of whom would be left without means to get around should the law be passed. The issue has divided the community, with many expat workers wondering how they will be able to continue to...