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The effects of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma on US employment

The effects of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma on US employment
Amber Pittard, September 25, 2017

Hurricane Harvey made landfall on 25th August 2017 and Hurricane Irma hit Florida’s Southwest on 10th September 2017. As a Recruiter for the Global Relocation industry, I have spoken with individuals that have been affected by both Harvey and Irma in Houston and Florida, thousands have been left without power and in some locations an evacuation order has been put in place.

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Best countries to relocate to in 2017

Best countries to relocate to in 2017
Imy Clarke - On behalf of Alchemy Recruitment, July 3, 2017

There are many different reasons why people choose to relocate permanently, from job prospects and education to just overall quality of life; but which countries are really the best to relocate to? The United Nation’s annual Human Development Report, which looks at nearly 200 countries and many different categories including financial wealth, gender equality, life expectancy and education, currently ranks Norway as the best country in the world to live in. 

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The Most Expensive Cities for Expats

The Most Expensive Cities for Expats
Imy Clarke - On behalf of Alchemy Recruitment, January 16, 2017

There is a new city at the top of Mercer’s Cost of Living Ranking; Hong Kong is now the most expensive city for an expat to live in (knocking the previous title holder Luanda - the Angolan capital, off the leader board). Many European and North American countries are counted among the priciest places to live; Switzerland has a high cost of living and VAT attached to everything, Denmark has exceedingly high tax rates, and Canada has one of the most overvalued real estate markets in the world. 

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Categories: Expatriates, International

The Effect of Brexit on Refugee Relocation

The Effect of Brexit on Refugee Relocation
Imy Clarke - On behalf of Alchemy Recruitment, October 31, 2016

With Theresa May confirming that Article 50 will be triggered by the end of March 2017, Brexit is very much a reality. While it will have obvious repercussions on those who currently live and work in the UK, there are other groups who will also be severely affected.  Among these groups are the Syrian refugees who continue to arrive in Europe after fleeing their war-torn country. 

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Categories: Culture & Languages

Brexit: Keeping EU Citizenship

Brexit: Keeping EU Citizenship
Imy Clarke - On behalf of Alchemy Recruitment, September 30, 2016

In the wake of Brexit, the loss of EU citizenship was lamented by thousands of people across the country as they realized they would lose freedom of movement to live and work. As such, a nationwide frenzy began to find any loophole or arrangement that would allow them to maintain this citizenship, and we have put together a list of some of the most popular methods…

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Relocating to New York

Relocating to New York
Imy Clarke - On behalf of Alchemy Recruitment, February 18, 2016

Relocating to New York can be both incredibly exciting and incredibly daunting. It’s got a reputation as a tough place to live, being the city that never sleeps filled with hundreds of people who work hard and play hard too. There are many good reasons why you should think twice before committing to relocating here, but if you like a challenge and enjoy fast-pace and unparalleled vibrancy, then relocation to New York could be one of the best decisions you ever make.

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