Expat Jobs News

Latest 10 news items tagged Jobs

22 Aug at 6 PM 2019

Volunteer programme to befriend elderly expats in Abu Dhabi

The results of a Better Life Index study by Abu Dhabi’s Department of Community Development have revealed a high proportion of elderly residents are depressed and lonely as well as suffering from heart disease, diabetes and other age-related disorders. It’s not just local people who’re affected, as there are now some 30,000 expats aged over 60 years living in the emirate. In order to improve their lives, a volunteer initiative is being put in place in an attempt to build a bridge between the generations. The pilot programme, to...
16 Aug at 6 PM 2019

Kuwait lawmaker hits out at overlarge expatriate communities

Expatriates in Kuwait are in the firing line again as MP hits out at the size of expat communities. This week it was Kuwati lawmaker Ahmad al-Fadhi’s turn to slam the emirate’s expat community, claiming it was far too large and therefore poses a security threat to the country. As a sideline, he also mentioned the vast majority had either no or very low qualifications. Indians, Syrians, Bangladeshis and Egyptians, he said, now make up over half of the emirate’s 3.4 million expat residents. Quoting what he described as the...
13 Aug at 6 PM 2019

Expats in UAE considering online gaming as an alternative career

As the UAE jobs market shrinks due to nationalisation, expats wanting to stay in the region are considering online gaming as a full-time job. Esports are the latest fad as well as a potential money-maker due to the esports tournaments paying out as much as millions of dirhams in prize money to successful players. The industry is now flourishing in the Gulf States, attracting a growing number of events as a result. One organisor, YaLaEsports, has garnered a massive amount of funding from investors and now has 50 players taking part in...
13 Aug at 6 PM 2019

Study claims no deal Brexit would destroy European jobs market

A recent study is warning a no-deal Brexit is likely to cause the loss of around 70,000 jobs in Spain alone, with a total of 1.2 million across EU member states. The study, commissioned by the Belgian government and carried out at Leuven University in Belgium, was the first attempt to tell it like it is as regards the economic damage Brexit is expected to cause across the entire European Union as well as in the UK. Every European Union member state is expected to be affected, with Germany losing just under 300,000 jobs, France losing...
5 Aug at 6 PM 2019

Hong Kong expat banking community decimated by job cuts

Fewer opportunities for Hong Kong’s laid-off expat bankers are destroying the dream. Once a prime location for expat bankers, Hong Kong is now immersed in seemingly endless violent protests as well as an employment desert for expat bankers recently laid off by their employers. Reasons for the banking sector’s shrinking labour market include increasing demand for Mandarin speakers and cost-cutting by international banks located on the island. Deutsche Bank’s recent announcement of a swathe of cuts made the situation even worse...
2 Aug at 6 PM 2019

Expats in Hong Kong join anti-government protests

Expats are now joining Hong Kong protestors in a fight to save the special administrative region’s autonomy. Originally intended as a protest against new and now suspended litigation to allow extradition to China, demonstrations are now in the eighth week and Hong Kong residents aren’t showing any sign of giving up. For decades, the city has been an all-time favourite for expat professionals, many of whom are now concerned about their and the former British colony’s futures. Over the past two months, the issue has broadened to...
2 Aug at 6 PM 2019

Relief for British expats in Germany as new no-deal Brexit guarantees are introduced

Germany is now preparing to secure the futures of all British expats living and working in the country via a new law. The draft law, to be known in English as the Brexit Residence Transition Act gives full guarantees that all British expat residents as well as their families are to receive residence permits should a no-deal Brexit be the final result. The announcement follows previous verbal reassurances by the German government that no Briton will be forced to leave the country as a result of Britain’s leaving the EU. The news...
29 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Saudi hotel sector jobs to be closed to expats by year end

According to a recent Saudi Gazette announcement, the vast majority of jobs in the hospitality sector will be closed to expatriates by the end of this year.. The new rule will apply to hotels with three-star or higher ratings, villas listed as four-star or higher, hotel suites and resorts, and includes almost every position with the exception of drivers, bellboys, parking attendants and doormen. The move will Saudizise the entire upper, middle and lower employment tiers of the sector and will come into force on 28th December this...
24 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Numbers of expat professional jobs in Kuwait fading fast

Expats living and working in Kuwait whose contracts are ending are now taking up to six months to land another position. It’s bad news for expats who’ve invested their working lives in Kuwait and don’t want to relocate, as it’s now taking six months or more to find another job. Declining oil revenues and increasing running costs are forcing companies to either shed the numbers of expat employees or close down entirely and, even if a second job is found, the pay and conditions don’t often match up to those of the first job....
23 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Western expats in Siem Reap fleeing Chinese takeover

Even before the Cambodian town of Siem Reap became an expat hub, tourists flocked to the nearby UNESCO World Heritage Site of Angkor Wat. During the early days of the town’s tourism boom, a few long-staying expats had opened guest houses and hotels catering for the crowds arriving to stare in wonder at the imposing remnants of the site’s Khmer Buddhist temples and palaces. Pubs, bars and restaurants opened, mostly catering to foreign visitors, and long-stayers arrived after falling in love with the idea of living in the town. Pub...