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?

Jobs in the Consulate have dwindled since the hiring freeze began. Some people work remotely. There are jobs in Laredo, but crossing the border every day makes it more complicated. Many end up volunteering, taking online classes, taking care of their kids, etc. I pay $20 for an hour of physical therapy at a private clinic here in Mexico, which will give you some idea of the salary scale here. - Jun 2018

Decent pay for a local job would range around 15,000 MNX monthly. Volunteer work is available with NGOs and jobs are available in Laredo, TX. - Apr 2017

There are job opportunities in the Consulate, and in Laredo. Speaking Spanish is a plus. - Feb 2016

No - Dec 2015

Not really. - Jun 2014

Post has several EFM positions. Beyond that, there are very few job opportunities for non-Spanish speakers. You can't get a job at McDonalds in Laredo unless you speak fluent Spanish. - Nov 2011

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