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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?

I was a member of household (MOH) there so I didn't work at the embassy. Also the embassy was not hiring due the hiring freeze. I used to freelance as a translator to Brazilian companies (whenever internet permitted of course). I do know some spouses could try a job at the British School or at the Peace Corps. Also the local salary was a joke. For example to work at the embassy as a local they would pay something about U$8k a year for a FS9 position. - Sep 27, 2017
Some. - Aug 13, 2015
No. - May 29, 2014
no. but if you are an EFM, there are jobs for you at the US EMbassy. Post management are very supportive of hiring EFMs at post. - Mar 27, 2011