What is Diplocon?

Diplocon was founded to provide resources for people seeking jobs providing construction services to the Diplomatic Community. While continuing to do so, it has also evolved into a nexus for employment professionals and consultants, job seekers interested in employment OCONUS (Outside CONtinental United States) in any field, and people already OCONUS whether working in the diplomatic realm, construction, maintenance, and support of diplomatic facilities, or in other professions and roles.

Please Note; Diplocon is not an employer. It is simply a source of information and connection for people working OCONUS or interested in working OCONUS. Diplocon users can find and share resources for finding overseas jobs, and tips for succeeding in work and life OCONUS, as well as providing a forum for all involved to connect and share experiences and concerns.


Even though the Trump Administration has promised to focus more inwardly that the previous, the United States is still a world leader in diplomacy and military. This means there will be billions of dollars committed to building new  Department of State and Department of Defense facilities, upgrading existing facilities, and supporting US diplomatic and defense efforts OCONUS for many years. Money allocated by the administration now will be spent for years to operate diplomatic and military facilities and promote diplomacy and security worldwide. There are construction and maintenance careers to be made and advanced in US Government work for years.

Private overseas  firms such as those that operate hotels, office buildings, production facilities etc. must plan far in advance so jobs with them are less dependent upon fluctuations in local or world economies and will continue to grow with population.

Charities and other NGO’s (Non-Governmental Organizations), while dependent on donations from private entities and tax revenues from governments, continue to hire and are a good place to break into the overseas jobs market and lifestyle.


Diplomatic and defense construction and the work of supporting the diplomatic and defense community, whether working as a government employee or for contractors throughout the world, can pay very well, and, offer a degree of security far greater than working for the local contractors or other entities in Home Town, USA, or, as we’ve seen recently, local and state government – it may just be a matter of breaking out of the comfort zone of hanging out with the folks at the local pub, or  the coffee shop, and making your way in the wider world. Using the resources found at Diplocon.com can help you set and accomplish goals of doing exactly that.


Excellent wages or salaries with 401k and excellent benefits are available with or without a college degree. Some positions provide paid housing, all cover travel expenses, and, most offer some form of per diem (to be spent or saved at your discretion). Many Americans working overseas can pay less taxes than they would in the US. Some positions are “accompanied” which means workers can take their families and pets along with them and have their expenses and housing paid.

To learn about the many and diverse overseas positions that must be kept filled, email us at info@diplocon.com

Hot right now – While much of the world struggles with difficult economies, much of Asia is booming. This presents opportunities in many fields, but one that can be especially easy for those of you that are fluent in English to break into is teaching English as a second language (TESL). If you have a college degree of any kind, you can find a job in TESL. Even with no college degree, there are fast track training programs to get you started quickly. To learn how to get on your way to an exciting career helping people in Asia (or many other areas of the world) learn English, email gregory@diplocon.com.


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