Over 18,000 foreign engineers lost jobs in Saudi Arabia

DATE: 23-Jul-2019 Reported By: Desabhimani Pravasi

The number of foreign engineers in Saudi is significantly reduced. In six months, 18,749 engineers lost their jobs. At the end of last year, the country had 1,49,300 foreign engineers registered with the Saudi Council of Engineers. The number of foreign engineers now stands at 1,30...

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7,600 jobs created in Dubai last month

DATE: 22-Jul-2019 Reported By: Khaleej Times

Bangladeshis, Indians and Pakistanis secured the most licences last month.

The inflow of small and medium-sized businesses continued in Dubai last month as 2,394 new licences were issued, creating 7,600 jobs across different sectors.

According to the Department of Eco...

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Malaysia launches new amnesty program for illegal migrants

DATE: 19-Jul-2019 Reported By: Dhaka Tribune

The minister warned of severe legal action against the immigrants who choose to stay after New Year’s Eve

Illegal migrants in Malaysia, including Bangladeshis, will be allowed to return home for a fee of 700RM (Tk 14,362) under a new amnesty program launched by the Ma...

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KT impact: UAE-based worker gets unpaid salaries, reunites with family

DATE: 18-Jul-2019 Reported By: Khaleej Times

His wife is in her last stages of cancer and his daughter had to drop out of school to take care of her mother.

After struggling for almost a year, Prem Sagar, who was working as a security guard with a private firm in Dubai, joined his ailing wife and 13-year-old daughter ...

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Applications for 6-month UAE visit visa accepted from abroad

DATE: 18-Jul-2019 Reported By: Gulf News

Applications accepted, reviewed by a dedicated committee at UAE authority.

People from outside the UAE can get a six-month multiple-entry visit visa, renewable for another six months by submitting an application through the e-channels system of the Ministry of Interior, an ...

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Salary requirement for women expats in UAE to sponsor family confirmed

DATE: 17-Jul-2019 Reported By: Khaleej Times

Some wives who were planning to sponsor their husbands had expressed confusion.

Salary and not job title is now the basis for residence visa applications for both male and female expats wanting to sponsor their family members, the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizens...

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Consulate repatriates 9 Indian victims of Sharjah dhow fire

DATE: 16-Jul-2019 Reported By: Khaleej Times

Nine of the 13 left for their hometown in Jamnagar, Gujarat on July 12 according to the Indian Consulate.

Nine of the thirteen sailors who were victims in the Sharjah dhow fire have been repatriated, thanks to the intervention from Sharjah immigration authorities, civil def...

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Job scam: Duped by a recruitment agent in Kerala, these five men have no jobs in UAE

DATE: 15-Jul-2019 Reported By: Gulf News

Shunted around worker accommodations, these frustrated men just want to go home

Five Indian men from Kollam district, Kerala, claim they are stuck in the UAE with no jobs.


The job-seekers to UAE claimed they were duped by a recruitment agent in Kerala who...

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Relief for Indians: US House of Representatives

DATE: 12-Jul-2019 Reported By: Asianet News

The Green Card (Legal Permanent Residency Card) is a license granted to professionals to reside and work in the United States permanently. For Indians, it was seven percent.

The US House of Representatives has passed a bill to eliminate the annual limit on green card i...

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Domestic helper recruitment offices urged to update data before August

DATE: 10-Jul-2019 Reported By: Kuwait Times

Manager of domestic helpers’ regulation department at the Public Authority for Manpower Nasser Al-Mousawi urged all domestic helper recruitment offices to update their data at the department’s headquarters in Rumaithiya before the beginning of August to avoid legal accountability. Mou...

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