Entries by Rene Stegmann

CED Unveils Immigration Reform Plan to Fill High-Shortage Occupations

CED calls for a two-pronged coordinated strategy of retraining Americans for occupations experiencing shortages, and reforming immigration policy so that businesses can better attract and retain foreign talent. The recommendations include: Employ both native-born workers and immigrants to flexibly address looming labor shortages. Whenever possible, policymakers should first prioritize education, training, and retraining Americans for […]

Immigration changes around the world: Australia, China, Morocco, Russia, Spain & Zambia

AustrThe more significant of these second-round changes applicable to companies, their foreign employees, and business travelers include: Police Clearance Certificates (PCCs) Required for 457 Visa Applicants – Applicants for Subclass 457 Visas and their accompanying family members will no longer be exempt from police clearance requirements and must now provide PCCs from each country where […]

Global top 10 most expensive locations for expatriates

2017 Cost of Living ranking Country Location 1 Angola Luanda 2 Hong Kong Hong Kong 3 Switzerland Zurich 4 Switzerland Geneva 5 Switzerland Basel 6 Switzerland Bern 7 Japan Tokyo 8 Korea Republic Seoul 9 Venezuela Caracas 10 Sudan Khartoum *Certain living costs, such as accommodation rental, utilities, car purchases and school fees are usually […]