Expat Jobs News

Latest 10 news items tagged Jobs

6 Nov at 6 PM 2018

Recruitment firm offers free flights back home to Irish expats in Oz

In an attempt to persuade Irish expats living and working in Australia to return home, FRS Recruitment is offering free flights for those filling job vacancies. The company is putting on roadshows in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne between November 8 and 13, offering practical advice as well as logistics and job details including salaries. Job sectors in focus will include IT, healthcare, finance, construction, and pharmaceuticals, all of which are suffering from skills shortages causing difficulty in filling open positions with...
30 Oct at 6 PM 2018

Kuwait plans to sack all expats in public sector jobs

Kuwait is planning to replace all expatriates in the public sector with Kuwaiti nationals. According to a recent report in the Kuwait Times, the Kuwaiti government’s Civil Service Commission is aiming to staff all jobs in the admin, media, IT, PR, development and statistics sectors with Kuwaiti nationals. In addition, 95 per cent of all jobs in the financial, scientific, economic and commercial sectors are also to be filled by nationals. An employment committee made up of members of the Kuwaiti National Assembly is being tasked with...
29 Oct at 6 PM 2018

New UAE visa reforms help ensure expat kids education

New visa reforms and promotion of youth employment are aimed at popularising the UAE as an education destination. The UAE’s efforts to position itself as an international hub for education should please long-term expatriate professionals hoping to keep their kids with them throughout their education. The new measures are intended to promote the emirates as an education destination for international students as well as providing high quality learning for local youth. Since last month, grade 12 students dependent on their parents as...
25 Oct at 6 PM 2018

Emiratization call as expats now 91 per cent of workforce

At the recent Abu Dhabi GOV HR summit, the focus was on the total imbalance between nationals and expats in the workforce. Job losses and poor economic growth across the UAE are causing lawmakers concern about the progress of emiratization. Based on the findings via surveys carried out by various UAE agencies, experts pointed out that the GCC workforce is made up of 75 per cent expats and 25 per cent nationals, whereas the UAE’s workforce is now 91 per cent foreign. The situation is projected to worsen until only three per cent of...
19 Oct at 6 PM 2018

UAE expat wives now allowed one year post-divorce visa

UAE-based expatriate husbands subject to divorce proceedings can no longer use their sponsorship powers to threaten their wives. Expatriate wives sponsored by their husbands need no longer fear having to leave the country at short notice when divorce proceedings are under way. A new UAE law aims to protect divorcees, widows and their children by guaranteeing them at least a year’s visa extension. UAE lawyers are happy to report that husbands holding visa control over their wives will now no longer have the power to wreck their lives...
19 Oct at 6 PM 2018

Kuwait lawmakers busy making more new expat rules

Expats in Kuwait seem to be both positive and negative targets for municipal lawmakers, with the emirate churning out new rules by the day. It’s good news for some expats and not so good for others as the Kuwait parliament tinkers with changing existing laws and inventing new ones. For example, the former age restriction applied to parents of expats planning to visit their kin is to be lifted, with visit visas now available irrespective of the age of the applicants. The reason behind the change is the recent introduction of medical...
16 Oct at 6 PM 2018

Dutch government backtracks on 30% expat tax relief ruling

As the Dutch government delays implementation of the widely unpopular 30% rule changes, lawyers for the expats affected declare the rule violates Dutch law. Faced with lobbying by major international Netherlands-based companies as well as expat professionals' grassroots protest groups, the Dutch government has announced the inception of the hated law will be delayed until January 2021. Whilst the delay gives those affected time to reorganise their finances or find new jobs overseas, it still means expats who arrived in 2015 would...
12 Oct at 6 PM 2018

New German laws aim at helping UK expat workers avoid post-Brexit problems

Germany is making plans to simplify the lives of resident British expats during the post-Brexit transition period. As the British government struggles to get its own way over Brexit, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is working on a plan to make UK expats’ lives easier for at least a short while. Berlin is now drafting a new law which will allow British expats living and working in Germany the option of keeping their UK citizenship after applying for German citizenship for at least as long as the duration of the post-Brexit...
11 Oct at 6 PM 2018

Kuwait begins crackdown on expat uni degrees and old cars

Kuwait’s manpower agency is to ban work permit issuance to expat university graduates arriving to take up jobs in the private sector unless they have good grade point averages (GPA). The ban is expected to help resolve the emirate’s demographic imbalance as well as benefiting its restructuring of the local labour market, with further plans to accredit and endorse expats’ degrees as a precondition to residency visa renewals also in the pipeline. Sources suggest the new rules are intended to ensure only highly-skilled and...
11 Oct at 6 PM 2018

Portugal Golden Visa programme nets four billion euros

Portugal’s Golden Visa programme has now benefitted the country by around four billion euros since its 2012 inception. The term ’Golden Visa’ tends to raise blood pressures in Portugal’s everyday expat communities and invariably attract negative comments, but they’re a great way for a country to fill its coffers with cash, wherever the funds originate and however they arrived in the country. A total of 6,500 second passports and residency rights have been granted, and the cash investment required has been mainly used to...