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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?

There are some with the UN agencies, OSCE, and schools but they are highly competitive. If you speak fluent German your options will be much wider. - Mar 24, 2015
Probably not, given strict labor laws. Teachers at the English-speaking schools, scientists at Atomic Energy: those are two possibilities. - Jul 18, 2014
That's a good question! Most people I know work at the Embassy or have a portable business - that said, the Embassy just got a new GEA who has been a great resource to those seeking outside Mission employment. - Aug 23, 2013
I do not follow this closely because I already have a part-time job. But I do not know many spouses who are fully employed here. The language barrier is probably a major reason for that. - May 12, 2013
Maybe in some of the UN missions or other government agencies. - Jan 16, 2013
To work on the local economy, you'd most likely need to know German. There are a few jobs at the embassy. I wanted to work but couldn't find anything. - Aug 6, 2011
Not that I have seen. You must speak German, fluently. - Aug 5, 2011
Hmm - tough. - Aug 15, 2009
Can be. It depends on what you're looking for. German is a huge plus. The embassy recently cut the LEA program, which was a foolish move. EFM jobs are limited. - Aug 5, 2009
Don't know. The embassy will work to get your spouse a job here, especially if said spouse is skilled, but I didn't see a lot of opportunities for other expats out on the economy. I think you would have to speak German fluently. Only having been there for 4 months though, I might not know. - Jul 23, 2009
None. - May 21, 2008
Yes, but not tons. If you speak German it's easier. - Apr 4, 2008
Not many. - Jan 11, 2008