Expat Jobs News

Latest 10 news items tagged Jobs

25 May at 6 PM 2020

Coronavirus panic leaves travellers and expats trapped overseas

Out of all the stories about people trapped where they didn’t want to be due to the pandemic, this illustrates the worldwide chaos caused by governments’ uncoordinated reactions. On the sixth of March in Dubai, a pair of expat lovers held their much anticipated wedding and jetted off for their honeymoon in Mexico’s Cancun resort without a care in the world. The epidemic had broken out, but had yet to spread all over the world. As a result, they avoided crowds, but the though of travel restrictions simply didn’t occur....
22 May at 6 PM 2020

Trapped South African expat teachers in Cambodia have nowhere to turn

One of the major difficulties caused by a lack of international coordination after the pandemic hit is that huge numbers are trapped outside their home countries. Since the pandemic became established in the vast majority of world countries, a huge number of travellers are now trapped overseas with no way of returning home. As country after country slammed on lockdowns and border closures in order to protect their citizens, many of those needing the same protection were stuck in lands where few or no precautions were being taken....
19 May at 6 PM 2020

Expats in Cambodia adjusting to the total lack of tourism

Following its unofficial invasion by hordes of Chinese on- and offline casino operations, Cambodia is now struggling to cope with an almost non-existent tourism sector. As in the rest of Southeast Asia, Covid-19 has put paid to tourism in Cambodia, just as the country was recovering from the bad press following the Chinese unofficial but devastating takeover of the former Royal vacation destination of Sihanoukville. Its tourism ministry seems to have realised that, for now at least, the hospitality industry is on its knees and unlikely...
11 May at 6 PM 2020

Expat frustration and anger as Spain continues lockdown

Expats in Spain’s Costa Blanca and Costa del Sol regions are taking to social media to register their anger and frustration over the recently extended lockdown. According to local media, thousands of British and other expat nationalities in the affected regions are ‘climbing the walls’ due to their local governments’ plans to extend the lockdown for another 14 days. Posts on social media indicate huge numbers are stuck in limbo, with many stating they’re unable to endure another two weeks of almost total isolation....
11 May at 6 PM 2020

Favourite expat and tourism hubs plan safe corona corridors

Three popular tourist destinations are setting up a ‘corona corridor’ to allow visitors. For Greece, Cyprus and Israel, tourism is one of the most important revenue generators and is also one of the sectors potentially destroyed by the coronavirus pandemic. Obviously, the lockdowns and quarantines caused by the virus have forced the closure of a huge number of expat and locally-owned hospitality businesses from hotels through restaurants and bars at all levels as well as threatening the failure of low-cost airlines and...
8 May at 6 PM 2020

Singapore expats look to rent cuts as salaries shrink

As Singaporean employers are tightening their money bags and cutting expat salaries, landlords are receiving rent cut requests. Once known as a hub for sky-high expat salaries, the effect of the coronavirus pandemic on Singapore’s economy is forcing employers to cut wages across the board. As a result, affected expatriate professionals are petitioning their landlords for a rent cut. Real estate agents in the city state are reporting a number of such requests, although only four were successful. One female expat originally from...
4 May at 6 PM 2020

British expats in Spain join to help those in distress due to the pandemic

British expats in Spain are saving not only their local businesses but also pitching in to help struggling families and the elderly. British expat communities all along Spain’s Mediterranean coastline as well as in the interior are banding together to support their local stores as well as those who’re struggling to afford basic necessities. The effect of the pandemic and its lockdowns has been brutal, but expat retailers are doing all they can to soften its effect on the needy as well as on many much-loved local businesses....
1 May at 6 PM 2020

Expats in Gulf States scared over virus and job losses

Expats living and working in the Gulf States are increasingly fearful of the coronavirus effect on their jobs. Lockdowns are now the obvious way to lessen or even prevent the spread of the deadly infection, but the unintended result also means many expat workers in the region are stuck in a virus limbo, unable to leave and unwilling to stay. As host countries continue their lockdowns, some Gulf-based employers are withholding salary payments and considering redundancies due to the anticipated effect of the pandemic on their...
29 Apr at 6 PM 2020

Captain Tom flypast to happen in spite of mean minded government

British expats in Spain and across Europe are delighted to hear that much-loved Captain Tom Moore will get his celebratory birthday flypast after all. Out of all the news concerning every aspect of the pandemic and its effects, Captain Tom’s amazing story has warmed the hearts of British expats and citizens all over the globe, not to mention those in the NHS who’ll benefit from the astonishing £29 million plus he’s raised. The grand old man’s 100th birthday is tomorrow, his number one hit single featuring Michael Ball is...
27 Apr at 6 PM 2020

Virus traps nomadic expat family in Lapland

Adventurous expats are found all over the known world, although the majority possibly didn’t take into account being trapped far from home due to the pandemic’s closing of all borders. Whilst the vast majority of commentators on the chaos being caused by covid-19 cite elderly expatriates, those who’ve lost their jobs and those who’re now trapped far from home by lockdowns, expat adventurers are being missed out due to a lack of convenient classification. Often referred to as expat nomads, these brave souls and their families...