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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?

If you're straight - your spouse is eligible for a work visa and can work on the local economy. Local economy starting salaries are about $100 a month. Which means your spouse will get paid less than your housekeeper. If you're gay - they're not getting a visa or work permit - so this question is moot. - Dec 4, 2017
Most EFMs rely on embassy employment, which is almost impossible to get with the hiring freeze. Some of them start their own businesses but there are many regulations in regards to owning the business and being employed on a local market (extremely hard). The taxation system does not work in a favor for local employment as well. - Oct 22, 2017
Lots of jobs at the embassy. Did not hear of any on the economy - not really worth it as you'll be paid in rupees at local rates! - Feb 14, 2017
Working locally can be a challenge. A lot of spouses work at their missions, though it can take a lot of time to get all the paperwork cleared. Local salary scales are really low. - Nov 8, 2016
Finding jobs that are professionally and financially rewarding for spouses is problematic. The Indian government is slow and bureaucratic when asked to approve spouses for work outside the embassy. Be aware that local salary scales are much lower than in more-developed countries. - Jun 2, 2016
Difficulty in obtaining a work permit makes this off limits for most serious jobs. Check the CLO's FAMER report for the typical range of in-house opportunities. - Sep 6, 2014
Not a great deal that I know of personally. - Sep 3, 2014
I think I've already answered this question. A resounding NO to employment opportunities. - Aug 14, 2013
Hmm, this varies, but visas are tough to get. - May 18, 2013
Yes but obtaining the appropriate visa is challenging. - Oct 21, 2012
Not really. - Sep 16, 2012
They are becoming increasingly difficult to come by. Labor laws and visas rules are tightening. - Aug 12, 2011
yes, huge multinationals in gurgaon - Aug 7, 2011
Rarely. - Aug 4, 2011
Not much with a real income, but lots of ways to engage. - Jan 8, 2011
No. A few NGOs hire at local pay rates, but there are many, many volunteer activities (unpaid). - Sep 18, 2010
Not really. - Aug 30, 2010
No. - Aug 12, 2010
Only very few. There are lots of NGOs here, but the pay is very small. - Aug 1, 2010
Few and far between. There are lots of NGOs here but the pay is very small. - Mar 11, 2008