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?

There are many foreign companies with offices in Hong Kong, but many positions require Cantonese or Mandarin or both. Many other expats working on the local economy make much more than I do. - Jun 2020


Available both inside the consulate and out. No personal experience. - Jul 2018


If you speak the language, it is possible. There are also a good amount of effort jobs at the consulate, surprising considering its size. - Apr 2016


Yes. - Feb 2015


Yes, there are many options. - Mar 2012


Yes, but there is no diplomatic spousal working agreement here, so EFMs who want to work locally have to get their own visa through the job. - Mar 2012


It varies with the economy. Unless you have specialised skills (e.g. Derivatives Law), while english is spoken widely in the job market here, it can be tough for people without Chinese to be considered for a role. Most of the expats I know have found their jobs through connections. It's important to attend networking and expat community events when you are looking for a job. People are always coming and going - so it seems to usually work out well if you have patience. - Aug 2010


Yes. Work permits are generally not a hassle, and I haven't really come across anyone who wants meaningful work but can't find it. - Jun 2010


This depends on how long you are going to be living in Hong Kong and what skills you have. There are a lot of teaching jobs and I think a lot of computer or IT sorts of jobs. - Jun 2008


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