Expat Jobs News

Latest 10 news items tagged Jobs

25 Jun at 6 PM 2019

Expat startup project in South Korea helps Yemeni asylum seekers realise potential

An expat project in Seoul is aiming to help asylum seekers achieve their potential according to their professional skills. In 2018, the numbers of refugees across the world peaked at 70 million, according to statistics released by the UN Refugee Agency. Many have much-needed skills, professional qualifications and years of experience, but are being confined to manual labour due to their stateless status. One expat start-up entrepreneur living and working in Seoul, South Korea, is determined to stop the waste of human talent by finding...
17 Jun at 6 PM 2019

US navy veteran wrongly accused of financial crime in China

In August last year, US navy veteran Derrick Keller was arrested just after he and his wife had arrived in Bangkok as tourists. He was accused of running a Ponzi scheme which caused investors to lose millions of dollars, but has strenuously denied the charge. Originally from Texas, Derrick, his wife and their two children moved to China in 2015 after his wife was offered a position as lead dance instructor at the Shenzhen Dance Academy. Whilst his wife continued with her career, Derrick took a few odd jobs, coached a baseball team and...
13 Jun at 6 PM 2019

Portugal creates Brexit task force to ensure secutiry for British expat businesses

Portugal has now promised to secure the rights of British expats in order to ensure Brexit isn’t disruptive of the two countries’ still-active alliance. Although it’s not yet certain how the measures will protect Britons now planning to escape to Portugal and start new businesses, it’s good news for the large British expat business community already in residence. The Portuguese government’s plan, entitled Portugal IN, involves a temporary Brexit task force set up to assist UK businesses in navigating the hurdles caused by the...
10 Jun at 6 PM 2019

Huge increase in EU expats applying for UK citizenship

Around 200 EU expats living and working in the UK are now applying for British citizenship every day. Prior to the Brexit referendum, some 12 per cent of citizenship applications were from EU nationals, but figures released in March indicated the number has risen to 33 per cent over the past year. During the first quarter of this year, some 18,000 applications were received, as against 11,000 in the same quarter last year. Experts in international migration believe the increases are due to concern over expats’ rights as well as the...
7 Jun at 6 PM 2019

Expat tax dodgers in BVI to be hit with harsh penalties

In a bid to reform the British Virgin Islands’ labour and immigration laws, the government is cracking down on tax avoidance by expats. BVI Prime Minister Andrew Fahie has announced the crackdown in order to improve government finances and ensure security, quoting many instances where expat work permits are renewed but no tax, health insurance or social security contributions are being paid. This, he said, needs to be tackled, with violators being subject to stringent financial penalties. Fahie believes the islands’ borders...
4 Jun at 6 PM 2019

British Virgin Islands makes it harder for expats to get work permits

The Prime Minister of the BVI has promised policies designed to restrict the numbers of expat employees. BVI’s PM Andrew Fahie made it clear during Sunday’s televised address that the archipelago’s borders are about to close for the majority of expats attempting to arrive for work purposes. His solutions include expats already in residence as well as those searching for work. A new reform package aimed at immigration and work permit requirements is under review and will include far stricter screening processes for both...
3 Jun at 6 PM 2019

Omanisation hits out at expat medical professional jobs

Is this the beginning of the end for expat medical professionals in Oman? For several decades, the Gulf State emirate of Oman has been a successful relocation destination for qualified expat professionals in the medical sector. However, over the past two years, hospital and clinic jobs have increasingly been given to newly-qualified Omani citizens under the umbrella of Omanisation of both the private and public sectors, a policy which has resulted in increasing numbers of expatriate contracts not being renewed even after years of...
27 May at 6 PM 2019

Omanisation and slowing economy posing threats to expat jobs

Expat professionals living and working in Oman are concerned about risks to their jobs. The Omani government’s Omanisation scheme is being cited as risking expat professional jobs as the government calls for employers to offer positions previously held for expatriates to local workers. To date, some 55,000 expat technical and engineering specialists have lost their jobs due to the plan, with around 6,000 Omanis now employed as replacements. More are expected to be taken on in the near future, with lawmakers confirming the move is a...
21 May at 6 PM 2019

Some Spanish towns and villages now have more Brits than locals

It has to be said that not all British expat retirees want the stress of learning Spanish and adjusting to a different culture. Expat retirement for many UK citizens isn’t about a totally new language and lifestyle, it’s simply about a better climate enjoyed amongst other like-minded Brits in a supportive community. As a result, a number of Spanish towns and villages have found themselves becoming Little Britain, a home from home for a sizeable number of expats. Whether or not more conventional expatriates agree with this stance...
13 May at 6 PM 2019

Muscat reserves former top expat jobs for Omani nationals

In a shock announcement on Sunday, Muscat’s government banned expats from a slew of top managerial positions. Minister of Manpower Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser al Bakri made the decision to ban the recruitment of expatriate professionals for a swathe of top jobs as well as from all clerical and admin positions in the Sultanate. Foreign employees who are at present holding such jobs will be allowed to continue until their contracts expire, but will not be offered new contracts. The new rule will become effective form the day it’s...