Help for expats?

Possible scheme to help redundant skilled workers.

The UAE government is mulling new proposals aimed at making it easier for skilled expats who have been made redundant to stay in the UAE to find a new job.

As increasing numbers of companies in the region let people go amid the global economic crisis, job loss victims currently face having their visas cancelled and being ordered to leave the country within one month.

But new proposals before government officials will mean it is likely that either companies will be told not to cancel the visas of sacked skilled workers or permission will be granted for them to remain in the emirates while looking for work, UAE daily The National reported this morning.

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