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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?

Most jobs were at the consulate for spouses. - Sep 27, 2017
Many found telecommuting to work well. There are some, low-level jobs at the US Consulate. No one really helps you find work. - Jan 28, 2017
There are a variety of EFM jobs at the consulate, some of which are quite substantive. It depends a bit on the luck of the draw of when you arrive at post and what's available at that point in time. I would think most jobs on the economy would require German ability, but maybe you could luck into something that doesn't require German with one of the multinational companies here. - Aug 14, 2016
Not sure, but German labor laws will likely not favor the expat unless you have a work visa. - Feb 1, 2016
Most work at the Consulate or School. I think it would be difficult to work here unless you spoke German. - Dec 9, 2015
Not sure. There are a lot of jobs at the Consulate it seems. I think you have to be able to work in the EU to work on the Economy. I know one college-aged kid whose mother is Swedish and father is an FSO and she is working at Urban Outfitters for example. There are loads of multi-national corporations here, pharmaceutical companies and banks so there are opportunities I think but maybe not for those with a Dip Passport. - Mar 30, 2014
Have no personal experience on this topic but I have heard that job opportunities are available if someone really wants to work. - Nov 7, 2013
Yes. - Apr 4, 2012
Maybe if you have some specialized skill or degree, but anything outside of a high profile banking job, or some other similar position at an international company; and you will definitely need German. - Oct 3, 2011
Yes, tons. - Jul 15, 2010
Not really, unless you're fluent in German. - Jul 7, 2008
If you are fluent in German yes, if not, not so much. The consulate has admin type positions available all the time, but the pay is low compared to the DC area. - Feb 23, 2008
There seem to be some. - Jan 4, 2008