Georgetown - Post Report Question and Answers

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?

Most spouses do not work here. Local jobs and salaries are not competitive by any stretch of the imagination. - Apr 2024

Most expatriate spouses work at the international school or the Embassy. I haven't heard of anyone working on the local economy. - Jun 2022

Teleworking is possible for an external organization outside of Guyana. I also know many spouses that work in the diplomatic mission. - Sep 2020

Most EFM spouses work at the Embassy. Outside of hiring freeze(s) and government shutdown(s), Embassy management does its best to open as many EFM jobs as possible. Quite simply, this is a small Embassy in a difficult post, and there’s always a need for qualified extra help. A few spouses also telecommute. Telecom infrastructure is reasonably good, as noted above, and there’s no real time difference to contend with, so established telecommuters can probably make something work here. - Aug 2019

Most work in the embassy. There have been openings at the international school while we've been here. Some spouses have taught exercise classes, like zumba, or been personal trainers. There is a lot of opportunity to volunteer. - Sep 2016

Only if you are involved in extractive industries. - Apr 2014

None of which I am aware. - Nov 2013

No. - May 2012

Nope. - Mar 2012

No. Just plain no. - Feb 2012

No, there are not. - Feb 2010

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