Expat Jobs News

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3 Oct at 6 PM 2019

US expats now facing passport revocation for tax debt

US expats who’ve had their passports revoked due to FATCA are now facing action as regards work permits and visas. Passport revocation can have serious implications for expats with business visas and work permits, with the impact of action by the US taxman far more serious than that for US taxpayers in the home country. According to chair of American Citizens Abroad Jonathan Latowitz, problems caused by passport revocation are potentially far worse for US expats overseas than they are for domestic American citizens as it can trigger...
1 Oct at 6 PM 2019

UAE plans 20,000 new Emirati jobs to replace expat talent

The UAE is planning to create 20,000 new jobs aimed exclusively at Emiratis. In a move which may result in the beginning of the end of jobs for expat professionals in the Gulf States, the UAE will create 20,000 private sector jobs for locals as well as subsidising their wages.No less than 160 private sector job categories will be included, with only Emiratis eligible to apply. The UAE is the second-largest economy in the Arab world, in which expatriates form 80 per cent of its entire population. It's also the latest cash-strapped...
30 Sep at 6 PM 2019

No deal Brexit causing concern in British Overseas Territories

As the clock ticks down to October 31, Britons, expats and businesses in the British Overseas Territories are growing more concerned by the day. Unless a miracle occurs, the UK’s 20 overseas territories are as much at risk of dramatic consequences following a no-deal exit as is the UK itself. For example, residents on the Caribbean island of Anguilla weren’t allowed to vote in the 2016 referendum, even although trade with the neighbouring French Overseas Territory island of St Martin in essential products including fresh water will...
26 Sep at 6 PM 2019

Hong Kong-based expats still investing in UK buy to lets

Over the past several years, the numbers of expats in Hong Kong investing in British property has grown substantially. Nowadays, the idea of buying a property in Hong Kong as an investment is declining due to the island’s incredibly high real estate prices, with a basic home priced at almost 20 times the average local salary. As a result, home ownership totals on the island are some of the lowest in the world, leaving would-be expat investors looking elsewhere for affordable buy-to-lets. Due to Brexit, UK property prices are in...
25 Sep at 6 PM 2019

Saudi expat exodus reveals link between low status jobs and social status

With almost a million expats now deported from Saudi Arabia, why have locals not taken on their jobs? For the past two years, the Saudi government’s deportation of illegally-working expatriate labour has emphasised its Saudization scheme, with some 900,000 now shown the door for various violations of labour, residency and border security laws. The move was expected to provide jobs for Saudi nationals, but by the end of 2018 jobless numbers had soared by 12 per cent to an all-time high. The deported expats had mostly been working in...
24 Sep at 6 PM 2019

Kuwait to terminate contracts of 750 experienced expat professionals in education and health

The Kuwait health and education ministries are preparing to sack hundreds of expat professionals and replace them with locals. The emirate’s Civil Service Commission is urging both the health and education ministries to finish drawing up lists of expat employees who will have their contracts terminated by the end of this year. Without the list, the SCS will be unable to complete the procedures necessary before hiring Kuwaitis by the beginning of 2020. The Ministry of Education is to cut some 450 jobs and the health ministry will...
18 Sep at 6 PM 2019

Al Hashem gets death threat after another attack on expats in Kuwait

Al Hashem has received a death threat after her latest anti-expatriate rant in Kuwaiti parliament. What goes round most certainly came round for Kuwaiti MP Safa al Hashem after her aggressive anti-expat rant in the emirate’s parliament earlier this week. Several local news articles reported the female MP had received a death threat as a result of her demands that foreign workers should be taxed on literally everything, including the air they breath and the roads on which they walk or drive. When questioned by the media, she revealed...
13 Sep at 6 PM 2019

Dismal Kuwait expat survey ranking criticised in Arab online media

Kuwait’s recent ‘worst destination for expats’ ranking in a major expat survey seems to have struck a chord in an online UAE news outlet. After Kuwait’s relegation to 64th out of 64 nations surveyed for the second year running, the ranking achieved viral status as local and international media comments made sure the world’s expat community was aware of the emirate’s downsides. According to the survey results, expats would be better off in Russia, Nigeria, India, Turkey and even the UK than in Kuwait. Even more galling...
12 Sep at 6 PM 2019

Popular annual Amsterdam International Expat Fair scheduled for October 6

The 17th Amsterdam Expat Fair for Internationals is due on October 6th, and is expected to be the best ever. The fair is a must-visit for all expats in the Netherlands as well as for those planning to arrive, and has grown in popularity as the country’s expat population has continued to increase. This year’s event will concentrate on expat essentials aimed at those who’re considering settling in the Netherlands, those who’ve recently arrived and long-stayers who’ve made the country their home. The focus is on three themes...
10 Sep at 6 PM 2019

Omanisation rules OK as 34,000 expats thrown out last year

Oman’s Omanisation strategy was ramped up last year, with recently released figures showing some 34,000 expat private sector workers headed back to their home countries. It isn’t clear how many of those who gave up and got out were Western expats, but the Sultanate’s construction industry was a major employer of those who left. Other sectors replacing expat workers with Omani nationals are retail and wholesale businesses, fisheries and agriculture, manufacturing, services and admin and support service providers, with the...