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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?

I think most work at the embassy or at the school. - Dec 25, 2017
Most spouses work at the embassy or at the school. - Sep 26, 2017
Unemployment in Bosnia is high, there aren't very many opportunities to work on local economy. Some expats teach at the international schools or volunteer. - Feb 6, 2017
No. There is no bilateral work agreement. - May 26, 2016
No. Perhaps teaching English as a 2nd language. - Aug 19, 2014
Some teaching. - Nov 26, 2012
None to speak of really. If so, the pay would be terrible. - Aug 17, 2011
Not so much. There are some embassy jobs but they are usually beneath your skill/education level. - May 31, 2011
Not really unless you speak the language. And then, the pay is awful. - May 18, 2010
Not that I have heard of. The embassy works hard to employ spouses that would like to work. - Jun 19, 2009
No. - Mar 18, 2009
Not much. Unemployment in B&H is high. There is plenty of qualified staff available, who speak foreign and domestic languages. - Dec 17, 2008