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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 hiring freeze, spouses who are working are typically working on a freelance/telecommuting basis. I understand it is possible to work locally, though I don't know many doing this. - Oct 24, 2017
Unless you work at your embassy or the American school, it will be nearly impossible to find a job on the local market without fluency in French, Arabic, or both. Pay is about 40 percent of the average U.S. salary for the same type of work. - Oct 23, 2017
Not unless you work at the school or in an English language teaching position. - Jul 20, 2014
Not on the local economy, but there is a good range of options in the Embassy (in addition to the usual CLO, Mail Room, Commissary jobs, there are some "EPAP" jobs doing FSO-like work) and at other institutions around town, like the school. - Nov 17, 2011
I was highly skilled and had a very tough time finding work. - Nov 16, 2011
No. - Sep 18, 2011
Local....not really. However, the embassy does have openings for family members advertised in the embassy newsletter all the time. - Apr 8, 2010
I see some advertised in the embassy newsletter but I don't know anyone who works on the local economy. - Jun 3, 2008