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?

Local salaries are low...most partners don't work or just volunteer. Brazil is difficult to work in the local economy if you are not fluent in Portuguese. - Oct 2019

Most worked in Eligible Family Member (EFM) positions at the the Consulate; some spouses worked virtually for companies in the states. - Apr 2019

I don't know any spouses who work on the local economy. - Jun 2017

I don't know anyone who works on the local economy and the economy here is at its lowest point now. - May 2016

No, unless you can teach at the American School. - Aug 2013

Limited, but yes. The consulate frequently has jobs that go unfilled for family members because many of them prefer not to work or don't want to work full time. - Jun 2011

Not really. The labor market is very competitive, and there are hardly enough jobs for the locals. - Jul 2010

You need a work permit - we do have a bilateral agreement for diplomatic spouses - but even then it is difficult, as you need great Portuguese, and so many highly qualified people here are fluent in both Portuguese and English and usually something else. Salaries won't be as high. - Jun 2010

Not really. - Jan 2009

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