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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 is a handful of EFM positions at the embassy. They are slowly declining as positions are turned into local-hire employment. This has made some hardship for families that need the second income due to the extreme expense of living in DK. Some spouses telework for companies back in the States. Most spouses want part-time work so they can meet the needs of their young children at school. Unless you speak Danish, finding a job on the local market is extremely difficult. Summertime is more difficult for those with young children. There are no programs for your child for the summer, so if the spouse works, it's either pay a babysitter $20+/hr to care for the kids, or arrange a mix of a 3-week day camp and babysitters the rest of the time. All of which is extremely costly. - Jul 9, 2016
No. Though all Danes know English (well), Danish is spoken in virtually all work places. In my time here there was only one spouse who worked on the local economy. - May 1, 2014
Yes. - Feb 8, 2014
There are jobs for highly qualified, although they do prefer to hire Danes. - Aug 7, 2011
Not really. There are some opportunities, but unless you speak a fair amount of Danish or have a highly sought after skill, your chances of getting a decent job locally is slim. - Jul 22, 2011