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HMC to double hospital beds in new Qatar medical complex by 2030

To tackle Qatar’s healthcare crisis, Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) has unveiled a new ambitious 15-year master plan that includes doubling the number of hospital beds and operating theaters in the country and tripling car parking provisions by 2030. Speaking to reporters today, officials said much of the focus will be on redeveloping HMC’s current central Doha sites into one, integrated […]

Top 5 UAE industries hiring right now

Dubai: There are fewer jobs available for the hundreds of UAE residents seeking new opportunities today, but certain businesses continue to expand and create additional positions. According to the latest Monster Employment Index Middle East, a monthly gauge of online job postings in the region, the chemicals, plastic, rubber, paints, fertilizer and pesticides industry is […]

India urges higher pay for millions of Gulf workers

New Delhi, Dubai, Riyadh: India is pressing rich countries in the Gulf to raise the wages of millions of Indians working there, in a drive that could secure it billions of dollars in fresh income but risks pricing some of its citizens out of the market. More than 5 million Indian nationals are believed to […]

Kuwait 5-year expat residency cap a step nearer

Manama: A bill calling for the imposition of a five-year residency cap on foreigners in Kuwait and a ban on bringing their families into the country has been cleared by the parliament’s legal and legislative committee. The bill, submitted by MP Abdullah Al Tamimi, also limits the size of any expatriate community to less than […]

Hiring Filipino maids in UAE just got tougher

Dubai: Hiring Filipino housemaids has become tougher in the UAE since the introduction of the unified contract for domestic workers in June that conflicts with policies of the Philippines, recruiters said. Both the UAE and Philippine governments are committed to implementing their contracts designed for hiring maids. Recruiters and families who need to hire house […]

Maid visa costs hit UAE expats

Abu Dhabi: Confusion prevails over the cost of sponsoring housemaids in Abu Dhabi after many applications were rejected in recent days, XPRESS has learnt. “Several visa applications were rejected in the last two weeks because we had mentioned the maid’s salary as Dh400. Authorities insist applications must state the minimum prescribed salary of the maid,” […]

Recruitment of Nepali housemaids put on hold

Dubai Recruitment of Nepalese housemaids in the UAE and other countries has been put on temporary hold from April 17, according to a notice posted on the Nepal Embassy website. A senior Nepal embassy official said the move is aimed at restructuring the hiring process of maids and preparing them better for the job through […]

Dubai to tap into Africa growth via key investments

Mohammad welcomed the participants and said the UAE is a link between African countries and other countries around the worldDubai: The Dubai government is turning its attention to Africa in a bid to cash in on the world’s second most populous continent through a series of key strategic investments. The message was clear at the […]

Kambi revokes firms’ licences over Middle East fiasco

NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 29 – Labour Cabinet Secretary Kazungu Kambi has revoked the licenses of private recruitment firms sending workers to the Middle East. Kambi who made the announcement on Monday said the recruitment agencies would be required to re-apply for their licenses and undergo vetting in order to weed out unscrupulous middlemen who left […]

Kenyan association helps fight recruitment fraud

Abu Dhabi: Unscrupulous agents in Kenya are trying to cash in as more Kenyans choose to work and live in the UAE, community leaders say. The Kenyan Welfare Association (Kewa) in the UAE is trying to raise awareness in the community about such dishonest people. “They [unscrupulous agents] pose a major challenge to the Kenyan […]