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What types of jobs do most expatriate spouses/partners have? Locally based or telecommuting? Full-time or part-time? Can you comment on local salary scales?

Spouses can only work in the Embassy or telework. The Internet unreliability makes teleworking occasionally frustrating. Spouses employed at the Embassy sometimes chafe at their second-class citizen status treatment. Spouses who stay in the home often feel isolated because it's hard to get around and the community is so small. - Sep 19, 2016
Algeria does not have a work agreement of any kind. Your options are telework or working at the embassy. The embassy has some jobs available, but with the massive influx of families with kids, pressure has eased to create EFM jobs. Management has not been great about responding to EFMs desiring employment.

Telecommuting can be difficult because internet/power can be spotty though it has been possible to set up internet workstations at the Embassy community center that are more reliable. - Jun 9, 2016


No, it is against the law for spouses to work here, unless you come in with a specific work permit. - Mar 15, 2014
No you cannot work on the local economy. - Oct 25, 2013
I would imagine not. - Dec 18, 2011
Yes, if you are hired from overseas. - May 9, 2008
Few, the Algerians make it very difficult. - Mar 4, 2008
No. - Feb 25, 2008