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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?

With the current hiring freeze, it's tough. There are definitely positions available, just can't hire currently. One spouse just got a waiver so he started about a month ago. There's another 5 EFMs currently working, a few more waiting for waivers. One spouse works on local economy, but heard it's a difficult process for approval. - Nov 18, 2017
Not on the local economy. Local salaries are low. Part time EFM jobs at the consulate are available and they go unfilled for months. - Sep 20, 2016
Most of the expats I know work at the MNCs and are transferred here from the U.S. - so I'm not sure about local economy. - Mar 16, 2015
The Mission has a reciprocal agreement with the Government of India that authorizes employment on the local economy. - Jan 18, 2015
No. For diplomats, the U.S. and India technically have a bilateral work agreement. Good luck with that. There is employment available at the Consulate for accompanying spouses. Some of the jobs may be more intellectually rewarding than others. - Nov 20, 2014
A lot of multi-nationals have huge operations here (Amazon, Microsoft, Deloitte, Google). Getting work permits can be frustrating, though. - Jul 18, 2014
There are jobs available with NGOs or English training companies, but people have complained about lack of organization. Spouses of diplomats cannot work on the local economy because there is no bilateral work agreement. - Mar 2, 2012
Not unless you've been recruited by an American or other Western company to work here. - Feb 27, 2012
No. You have to have a work permit. And if you do, don't expect American wages or anything close. - Jan 11, 2011