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The end of sign-on bonuses: boon or bad move?

The end of sign-on bonuses: boon or bad move?

Sign-on bonuses are disappearing from the UAE’s employment contracts. Gasp of horror or sigh of relief? Kipp weighs the pros and cons.

June 19, 2011 4:03
 
World Cup’s workers face unemployment

World Cup’s workers face unemployment

The business end of the World Cup will end soon for an estimated 400,000 South African workers, as their temporary work concludes with the start of the tournament.

June 9, 2010 3:03
 

Saudi ministry bans working in sun

Ministerial decree preventing companies from making employees work under the sun between 12 and 3 in July and August in force from next year.

June 8, 2010 3:32
 

UAE extends summer work ban

Ban on midday working now extended to three months.

May 23, 2010 3:52
 

Saudi Labor Office cancels work contracts for violations

The Labor Office in Jeddah has canceled a number of work contracts issued by companies after detecting violations of the Kingdom's labor laws.

May 19, 2010 4:34
 

Riyadh cuts reliance on foreigners

Plan to train nationals more intensively and reward private companies hiring local workers.

May 15, 2010 1:15
 
How will emiratization succeed?

How will emiratization succeed?

The UAE government is struggling to encourage more Emiratis to work in the private sector. But they will first have to change the educational and labor conditions in the country, say analysts.

February 12, 2010 10:43
 

GCC corporations expect rise in revenues and staff

Corporations in the GCC are forecasting a growth in revenues and an increase in staff in 2010…

December 22, 2009 2:37
 
The job cuts were deep

The job cuts were deep

10 percent of the GCC’s professional workforce was made redundant between August 2008 and August 2009. The percentage is higher in the UAE.

December 8, 2009 1:04
 
To bail out Kuwaitis, or not?

To bail out Kuwaitis, or not?

The debt debate rages on in Kuwait.

November 18, 2009 2:04