Expat Jobs News

Latest 10 news items tagged Jobs

6 Aug at 6 PM 2018

Expats to be subject to airport health screening on returning to Kuwait

A proposal to subject all expats returning to Kuwait after time overseas to airport health screening has been put forward by lawmakers. MP Mohammed al-Dalal has presented a proposal that all returning expatriates should be subject to health screening by medical examiners before they’re allowed back into the emirate. The MP is suggesting allocating a building close by the international airport to be updated and refitted to serve as a medical examination centre. Al Dalal is also in favour of all expatriate workers undergoing further...
1 Aug at 6 PM 2018

Expat remittances on hold as Saudi corruption crackdown bites

Expat professionals as well as Saudi businesses are now holding back on money transfers overseas. Due to a government crackdown on corruption earlier in the year, any attempt to send more than $30,000 outside the emirate is now being blocked by the government. According to local banks, many expats and their families are now afraid to send money home in case the government is monitoring their activities. The crackdown resulted in some 300 top business owners and wealthy investors being detained for weeks in Riyadh’s luxury...
1 Aug at 6 PM 2018

Old style retirees versus new style expat career junkies

Traditionally, the British expat exodus has been focused on retirees heading south for a fun life in the sun, but the focus is shifting to a more pragmatic stance based on a temporary stay. In earlier times, the word ‘expat’ conjured up a vision of overweight Brit retirees in shorts, sandals and singlets lounging in deckchairs on a French or Spanish beach far from the UK’s drizzles and downpours. Nowadays, it’s far different, as the vision is far more likely to portray millennials in smart suits attending board meetings or...
30 Jul at 6 PM 2018

Is Dubai really cheaper for expats nowadays

For a generation of expat professionals, Dubai has been a 21st century icon and a source of comparative wealth. The futuristic city balancing between water’s edge and desert sands is a glittering playground for the wealthy and famous as well as supposedly presenting an opportunity for expat professionals to join in its endless entertainments and luxurious lifestyle. Shopping till you drop isn’t just a buzz-word here, it’s compulsory. However, beneath the glittering surface, things aren’t quite what they used to be as the...
30 Jul at 6 PM 2018

Aspiring expats may decide to keep working after retirement

New research suggests Brit workers are planning to phase in their actual retirement. British citizens coming up to retirement age are Europe’s most likely to take on part-time jobs once they’ve officially retired. Literally three out of every four Britons surveyed are planning to keep working beyond retirement, either keeping on the same job or finding part-time employment. The study, undertaken by a popular pension provider, also noted the UK’s flexible access pensions as well as relaxations of employment rules are contributing...
27 Jul at 6 PM 2018

UAE expats and visitors falling foul of Shariah law

Expats and tourists are advised to study the UAE’s Shariah law or stay away Dubai and rest of the UAE are popular for expat relocations and the entire region I waking up to its tourism appeal, but too many Westerners are falling foul of the region’s Shariah-based legal system. Regular online reports of tourists and expatriates in the emirates being arrested and often jailed for breaching the region’s Shariah-based laws are causing concern as the Gulf States finally wake up to the money-spinning possibilities of tourism. Recent...
25 Jul at 6 PM 2018

UAE Property sales and rentals slated to keep falling

In spite of an anticipated stimulus, Abu Dhabi residential prices are expected to fall further over the next 12 months. Abu Dhabi real estate investors and landlords expecting a swift response after the crown prince’s stimulus package are about to be disappointed, according to professionals in the sector. Leading real estate agents are stating the major effects of the reforms will concentrate on developers as well as on the promotion of public and private entity partnerships. In addition, companies operating within the city’s free...
23 Jul at 6 PM 2018

Increasing violence in Nicaragua sparks US expat exodus

Thousands of US expatriates are considering packing and leaving due to government-led violence focused on an uprising against the country’s president. Protests against Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortaga began some three months ago, with the resulting government crackdown killing at least 300 citizens. Early last week, massive protests against Ortega culminated in an invasion by heavily armed paramilitaries and police which took back control of the city. This and other incidents are causing concern and fear amongst Nicaragua’s...
20 Jul at 6 PM 2018

Real estate purchase rules in China discouraging expat investors

Foreigners wishing to buy an apartment in Beijing or other major Chinese cities are being warned the process is anything but straightforward. For expats who’ve arrived in Beijing, found a job or started a business and are now thinking of buying an apartment, the process is tricky, complicated and takes a very long time, even although previous regulations regarding a stay of a year before an application will be considered are now removed. It seems the bureaucracy involved is putting off the vast majority of long-stay expats from...
18 Jul at 6 PM 2018

Saudization versus statistics confuses Saudi jobs market

Saudi lawmakers’ attempts to strengthen and streamline the labour market are failing. New rules and regulations have failed to solve problems and are unsupportive of the much-publicised drive towards full Saudization, with different measures required if new job opportunities are to be created for local workers. A new approach is needed, focused on on-the-job training as well as ensuring Saudi nationals’ rights to employment and their fitness for the job. Employment security and opportunities for promotion are also essential, and...