Gulf jobs prove death for migrants, Times of India-by Bushra Baseerat
HYDERABAD: Dream jobs in the Gulf countries are turning into nightmares for thousands of Indian expatriates. In an alarming scenario, two Indians commit suicide every week on an average in the gulf region. Moreover, several others are dying at a young age due to heart attacks or other ailments. With a chunk of these migrants hailing from south India, especially Kerala and Andhra Pradesh, experts say it is high time the government intervenes and determines the cause of these telling statistics. continue reading Times of IndiaOn the same shelf:
- Andhra Pradesh website to help NRIs return home and find jobs Arab News
- Competing with foreigners for jobs 'difficult'-- gulfnews.com-Dec 4, 2013 The kingdom, unlike other Gulf nations, has millions of low-income citizens willing to work the types of jobs that have long been held by Indian, Egyptian,
- Saudis Look to Private Businesses for Youth Jobs The New Indian Express -- A nationwide culling of Saudi Arabia's massive foreign workforce of around 9 million people has already sent hundreds of thousands of migrants home in the past two months. Saudi authorities say the jobs left behind can and should be given to Saudis.
- New Saudi rules forced exit of 1,41301 Indian workers Indlaw.com
- Nitaqat: Saudi returnees tell tales of their agony The New Indian Express
- Expat held with gold in Hyderabad Times of Oman
- Saudi to hire 3500 expat doctors ArabianBusiness.com -- According to English language newspaper Arab News, the Ministry of Health is seeking to hire doctors and nurses from countries including India, Pakistan and
- An expatriate sounds off, Saudi Gazette : "My recent column on the plight of long-term residents of the Kingdom, many born here and grown accustomed to a Saudi way of life, prompted a reader to send me the following response which I have edited for space:"
“Every day I read in the newspapers articles spewing hatred with unrestrained venom. Illegals/Expats: A threat to national security’’, ‘’Expatriate remittances costing Kingdom billions’’, ‘’Expatriates taking jobs away from Saudi workforce" are just some of the many popular lines that I find in the print media that make expatriates look like a disease when you know that this an absolute falsehood. How are we a threat to national security when we aren’t even recognized as one of Saudi’s own? continue reading saudigazette.com.sa