EDUCATION AS A MOBILE PROFESSION
In addition to full-time contracts with American and/or international schools, certified teachers can work as substitute teachers, tutors, or ESL instructors. EFMs should be aware that the salary package for local-hire teachers overseas is sometimes lower than for staff recruited internationally.
To find out about the various opportunities and more in-depth information regarding teaching overseas, see the FLO website.
Information on international recruitment can be found on the Office of Overseas Schools website.
HOME BASED BUSINESSES
FLO recognizes the many challenges associated with family member employment and supports alternative employment options such as home-based businesses and teleworking. FLO recommends the following guidelines for family members interested in starting a home business, and in marketing goods and services within the mission community:
· Discuss post policies and regulations on advertising within the mission with the Management Officer
· Decide whether the service is useful or of interest to your community
· Invite potential buyers to free demonstrations; when appropriate, coordinate with the CLO
For further information on resources, regulations and work permits for home-based businesses, Home-based Business Guide
The Rat Race Rebellion is a newsletter written and edited by Staffcentrix, LLC. The RRR advertises virtual work or “telework” opportunities for family members of the Department of State and other U.S. Government employees working overseas. If you would like to receive the Rat Race Rebellion Telework Bulletin, please register with the yahoo group on www.ratracerebellion.com.
The local American Chamber of Commerce can provide you with an abundance of information about employment on the local economy. Many “AmChams” can also provide you with current job announcements, as well as contact information for local American businesses. US Chamber of Commerce: www.uschamber.com
THIS MATERIAL IS SPECIFIC TO FOREIGN SERVICE EMPLOYEES AND THEIR FAMILIES
Information provided by the Family Liaison Office
Contact the Family Liaison Office