Expat Jobs News

Latest 10 news items tagged Jobs

12 Sep at 6 PM 2018

Expat professionals rejecting Brexit Britain

A recent survey has confirmed the UK is now one of the worst world destinations for expat professionals. Since the shock result of the 2016 Brexit referendum, migration to the UK from European Union member states has fallen to its lowest point in six years, with net migration also dropping from its previously high levels. Unfortunately, it’s the highly skilled and experienced expat professionals who’re now choosing to further their careers elsewhere on the planet. According to the latest Expat Insider survey results, the UK is now...
6 Sep at 6 PM 2018

Saudi shops closing down ahead of Saudization deadline

As Saudi retail outlets shut down due to the Saudization deadline next Tuesday, how will the kingdom’s expat professional community be affected? By 11th of September a huge number of retail stores and service providers in Saudi Arabia must be able to prove that 70 per cent of their employees are Saudi nationals. Retail sectors affected include motorbike and automobile supplies, men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, office and home furnishing and household goods. Already, stores unable to meet the strict Saudization...
6 Sep at 6 PM 2018

Qatar opens up expat permanent residency for the select few

With a recent surprise announcement, Qatar secured its place as the first Gulf State to allow expat permanent residency for a select few. Qatar’s change of heart as regards permanent residency for a limited number of expats is a landmark ruling in the region, even although few expatriates will have the qualifications necessary. Those who do will have access to commercial rights as well as the emirate’s generous welfare system, both of which were formerly reserved for Qatari citizens. Just 100 expats every year will be granted...
5 Sep at 6 PM 2018

Is Saudi Arabia unraveling as an expat professional destination?

What next for expat professional prospects versus Saudization? In the modern world, it’s sometimes difficult to determine between real and fake news, but numerous recent reports might suggest Saudi Arabia as well as the UAE are unravelling as an expat professional destination. Vision 2030, the brainchild of the kingdom’s Crown Prince Mohammed, was initiated as an attempt to wean the country off its dependency on oil revenues as well as promoting full employment for Saudi citizens, but is now facing a self-made employment crisis...
4 Sep at 6 PM 2018

Higher cost of expat employees forcing Saudi SMEs to employ local labour

The high cost to UAE SMEs of employing expatriates is expected to result in a surge of Saudization. Market analysts are predicting a rise in the rate of Saudization amongst small and medium size enterprises in the UAE as a result of an increasing inability to afford the higher rates of pay common in the expat worker sector. According to a spokesperson for the Saudi Ministry of Labour and Social development, a new strategy will be aimed at achieving a balance between jobseeker numbers and private companies’ current economic...
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...