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New Work Visa Rules Could Hinder Expats

Jobseekers could find it harder to land expat assignments as the US, Australia and New Zealand bring in new expat visa rules. Temporary skilled worker laws are facing change. Australia announced that the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (known as the 457 visa) will be abolished and replaced with a new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa in March 2018. ...

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Can You Afford To Take That Expat Job Offer?

If you are considering working overseas you should find out before you go how far your salary is going to stretch. Luckily there is new research showing the relative cost of living in major cities worldwide. Singapore retains its title as the world’s most expensive city for a fourth consecutive year in a top ten that may have a familiar feel to it. Not only has Singapore stayed top but Hong Kong r ...

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Trends In Global Energy Job Market Revealed

A new energy recruitment and employment trends report covers the gas, renewables, nuclear, power and petrochemicals sectors. The Global Energy Talent Index (GETI) takes a detailed look at the talent situation within the energy industry, including information on hiring rates over the past year and into the next 18 months, global mobility and predicted regional ‘energy hot spots’ and the flow of tal ...

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UAE Seeks To Lure Top Foreign Talent

The UAE government has approved a new visa system designed to attract top foreign talents in fields such as medicine, science and research to the country, Bloomberg reports Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum as saying. “The United Arab Emirates is the land of opportunities,” Sheikh Mohammed said after a cabinet meeting. Attracting top talents will “add to our economy and future,” ...

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Survey Says Gulf Jobs Market To Recover

Following a year of massive redundancies caused by the collapse in oil prices, the Gulf region is finally set to witness a stabilisation in job cuts and a moderate rate of new job creation in 2017. A survey by GulfTalent, with responses from senior management of 800 companies across the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain, was designed to mine insights into employment trends and pro ...

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Best Destinations For A Career Abroad in 2017

Europe is rated the best destination for those looking to progress their career abroad and benefit from great working conditions. According to new data released from the latest Expat Explorer survey from HSBC, Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Austria and the UK are among the top ten countries for a successful expat career. For the second year in a row, Switzerland is ranked the best all-round ...

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Oil Professionals Rate Supermajors As Best

A study of oil and gas workforce perceptions since the start of the global downturn has revealed which operators and service companies are rated highest by oil and gas professionals – based on key issues including values, performance and pay rates. Shell, Chevron, ExxonMobil, BP and Halliburton make up the top five in the wide-ranging Ideal Employer Survey 2016, undertaken by Rigzone, which ...

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Expats: What’s The Cost Of Learning A New Language?

If you’re thinking of moving abroad post-Brexit, a new tool helps you calculate exactly how long it will take to learn the local language, and how much it will cost. The thought of leaving the UK is certainly appealing to many – it has been widely reported that there have been record numbers of people applying for passports for countries such as Ireland and New Zealand. But if you’re not moving to ...

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Workers Heading For Brexit?

A new jobs infographic shows how European countries compare to one another, based on salary, average hours worked per week, and paid leave. The research, by credit comparison website TotallyMoney.com, is based on the top ten countries in Europe that Britons migrate to. Germany, the economic engine of Europe, ranks as the top country to work in. German workers may not boast the highest average sala ...

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USA Now More Oil Reserves Than Saudi Arabia

A new independent estimate of world oil reserves has been released by Rystad Energy, showing that the US now holds more recoverable oil reserves than both Saudi Arabia and Russia.   For the US, more than 50% of remaining oil reserves is unconventional shale oil. Texas alone holds more than 60 billion barrels of shale oil, according to this new data. The new reserves data also distinguishes be ...

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