Oman's government has asked its departments to review policies on hiring of foreign workers, in a sign that the Sultanate, like some other Gulf states, may try to shift more jobs from expatriates to its own citizens.
Saudi Arabia is stepping up efforts to lower unemployment among its citizens by fining private sector firms that employ more foreigners than Saudis, the labour ministry said in a statement carried by state news agency SPA on Tu
Start-up businesses owned and operated by expatriates in the UAE are thriving, with all five finalists in the RSA Start-up Business of the Year category of the Gulf Capital SMEinfo Awards headed up by non-nationals.
Around 3,500 businesses in Bahrain owe the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) around $1.14 million in arrears, said a top official, adding that LMRA will start receiving requests from Sunday.
The figures were revealed as officials a
People trapped in Bahrain under travel bans have been thrown a lifeline by immigration authorities, who have agreed to renew residency permits that will allow some to take on new jobs.
More than 4,000 people are banned from leaving Bahrain
A typical oil and gas executive in Nigeria earns nearly half a million dollars a year, chalking up the biggest premium for working abroad over salary levels in Britain, research released on Monday showed.
A typical senior oil and gas empl
Bahrain's National Dialogue will hold a separate session to discuss all subjects submitted by expat associations and clubs on Monday, said Dialogue spokesman Isa Abdulrahman.
Other remaining issues in the Dialogue are expected to be
There is a growing feeling among employees in the Middle East that special salary packages for expatriates is unfair, says a study.
Asked if they considered special packages to be fair, 39.2 per cent of the respondents in the “Expat Packag
A dead man was found inside the toilet of a Gulf Air plane on Wednesday morning shortly after the aircraft landed at Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1.
The body has been identified as that of Marlon Cueva, a
A massive study on the number of expatriate bachelor labourers living in bahrain's Muharraq area will be launched on Sunday.
The Muharraq Municipal Council, which is spearheading the drive, wants precise figures in a bid to help resolve t