Expat Jobs News

Latest 10 news items tagged Jobs

10 Jan at 6 PM 2020

Expats in Amsterdam urged to watch out for rental scams

Dutch public prosecutors are recommending an Amsterdam court should jail a conman accusing of scamming foreign students and expats. Amsterdam’s prosecution department are now aware of a further 41 complaints against a fraudster who was first arrested two years ago for the same scam. Posing as a real estate rental agent, Mohammed Malik offered rentals via Facebook using many false names, taking expats on viewings and demanding a deposit, commission and one month’s rent. Victims were later informed the rental couldn’t be done just...
31 Dec at 6 PM 2019

Oman woos expat investors with incentives and guarantees

New Omani investor laws are aimed at expats as well as foreign nationals living outside the country. Guarantees, privileges and incentives are on offer to foreign investors and expats living and working in Oman, with the new rules due to start on Thursday. Aimed at encouraging economically feasible investment projects funded by foreign nationals, whether resident or not, the new foreign capital investment law represents the emirate’s attempts to stimulate the flow of funds from overseas in an increasingly competitive world...
30 Dec at 6 PM 2019

Kuwait to consider sacking all expat oil and gas professionals

Sources in Kuwait are warning oil and gas expat professionals’ glory days may soon be over. If you’re considering Kuwait as your next career advancement move, it might be wiser to think again as the regular attacks on oil sector expat professionals now look to involve sacking them and replacing them with formerly unsuitable locals. Terminations are expected to start with foreigners in administrative jobs, but are expected to widen to include all expats working in the sector. By now, most if not all expat professionals in the...
25 Dec at 6 PM 2019

Expats in Kuwaiti private sector now denied promised longer holidays

The Kuwaiti government has now scrapped a proposed scheme which would have been beneficial to expatriates working in the emirate’s private sector. The original plan increased the numbers of annual days off from 30 to 35 and was welcomed by expats employed in the private sector, but has now been scrapped as only a few Kuwaitis in the sector would have benefited. The scheme had been welcomed during its final parliamentary reading as the first pro-expat legislation over the past nine years, but the final vote had been delayed by the...
24 Dec at 6 PM 2019

Survey reveals expat confidence due to Dubai Expo 2020

Dubai expats are now optimistic about 2020 personal finances and jobs. A new survey released last Monday reveals 80 per cent of expatriate professionals in Dubai now feel optimistic about their job prospects and personal finances, with 32 per cent considering the emirate’s jobs situation will improve considerably over the coming year. Over half of Emirati responders to the survey registered the same feelings, and 43 per cent of expatriates see their overall prospects as good. According to the new study, undertaken by Dubai’s...
17 Dec at 6 PM 2019

UAE and Dubai now pushing massive training schemes for nationals

The UAE is creating a massive, three year training and job creation scheme for Emiratis in order to reduce the state’s reliance on expat talent. Following the announcement last September by the Dubai ruler that 20,000 jobs were to be created for Emiratis over the next three years, the UAE is now planning to train 18,000 nationals over the same period of time. Training will be offered by the UAE’s Higher Colleges of Technology and will be concentrated on the needs of the existing jobs market, with each course taking between three...
20 Nov at 6 PM 2019

Are soaring UK property prices the last hope for early expat retirement?

UK house price increases are proving lifelines for Brits hoping to retire overseas. For the hundreds of thousands of Brits who haven’t saved enough cash to fund a retirement far from Brexit Britain, soaring UK house prices may well be a lifeline. A recent survey by a leading insurance company has revealed just nine per cent of Brits over the age of 50 have amassed enough savings to see them through their retirement years, even if they choose a less expensive country in which to settle. According to the survey, the average...
19 Nov at 6 PM 2019

How will expats in Dubai cope with EXPO 2020?

Expats in the UAE are now wondering about the effect on their lives of the six-month long Dubai EXPO 2020. Anticipating this spectacular world event is one thing, but getting around and doing your job as an expat may well be another, should the expected millions of visitors arrive. Naturally, everyone is excited, but the real world of commerce and business needs to continue as usual despite the mega-celebration. Anticipated issues include transportation, access to facilities, massive crowds and possible price increases in the short...
8 Nov at 6 PM 2019

Is China a long haul expat destination or just a stop on the road?

Most expats in China eventually face deciding whether they want to leave or stay. It has to be said that China is a unique world destination for expat professionals, whatever their expertise, but the vast majority aren’t in it for the long haul. However fascinating and challenging the stay in this unique country is, sooner rather than later it’s time to consider whether leaving isn’t a better option. For the majority, the factors which need considering are many, with the first usually connected to financial goals. Following...
5 Nov at 6 PM 2019

Kuwait cracks down on human trafficking after shocking BBC exposure

Following a harrowing exposure of slave trading by the BBC, Kuwait is cracking down on black market social media sales of domestic workers. The shocking BBC News report told it like it was for expatriate domestic workers who arrive from Southeast Asia to take up jobs as domestic help for wealthy Kuwaiti families only to find themselves sold on by means of adverts on social media websites such as 4sale. Many were sold more than once, usually for prices well in excess of $2,000. The hard-hitting expose tracked one unfortunate female...