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Directory and Resources
A concise listings of organizations, products and services that enable you and your family to establish and maintain a new life in the USA. Should the URLs expire, use your search engine (e.g. Google.com) and the key words. In cases when the organization details or contact information are not listed check your local yellow pages or www.SmartPages.com
www.apartmentstores.com – a website to find apartments for rent throughout the US, features moving companies, truck rentals, moving supplies and roommate matching service.
www.roommates.com – covers roommate service nationally
www.yellowpages.com – check out apartments for rent in your local paper classified ads section.
www.SelectCounsel.com – Accident, injury and malpractice lawyers
Immigration Lawyers (See: Immigration Service Providers)
Cingular Wireless – www.cingular.com; 1-800-33-0500
Nextel – www.nextel.com; 1-800-211-7784
T-Mobile – 1 866 421 9473
TracFone – FreePrepaid.com, prepaid wireless service. Look for TracFone Store locator by state. Offers cell phone service without a contract, credit check, security deposit, activation fee or cancellation fee if you discontinue service. Users can purchase refill airtime cards locally or online in four different denomination.
Verizon Wireless – www.verizonwireless.com; 1-800-922-0204
American Express – http://americanexpress.com ; 1-800-528-4800
Diners Club – 1-800-234-6377
Discover – 1-800-347-2683
MasterCard – www.mastercard.com - 1800-307-7309
Visa – 1-800-336-472
Colleges (see: Universities)
Find your local community college at http://www.mcli.dist.maricopa.edu/cc/. Community colleges are two year post-secondary institutions that offer certificate programs, Associate of Arts degree, Associate of Sciences degrees, plus many other programs. According tolatest statistics from the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), there are 1,166 community colleges in the United States.
Try SmartPages.com,Yellow Pages, or On-line “California Driving Schools, Connecticut Driving School, etc.”
Educational Credentials Evaluations
www.naces.org – National Association of Credential Evaluation Services lists an extensive number of agencies evaluating foreign educational credentials in this country.
www.wes.org– World Education Services.1-800-937-3895, (212) 966-6311
Adecco – international staffing services, www.adecco.com. To find an office in your part of the world, use the right hand bar to navigate directly to the relevant Adecco Group country or division. www.adeccousa.com - North American division
Au Pair in America - www.aupairinamerica.com, 1-800-928-7247, live-in child care and cultural experience; Au Pair in America – www.aupairinamerica.com, 1-800-928-7247, live-in child care and cultural experience. The organization provides choice of programs, the right family, time off for travel, study opportunities, and local support.
Euraupair – www.euraupair.com , 1-800-901-2002, arranges aupairs, or nannies, from Western Europe for American children
National Association of Personnel Consultants (NAPC) – (703) 684-0180,
Kelly Services – www.kellyservices.com helps to find job openings by state and by category
www.allemploymentagencies.com – database of employment agencies
Areas of focus
McIntyre and Associates
Executive Search Firms (see: Headhunters)
Headhunters (executive search firms)
www.theRecruiterNetwork.com – a database of resumes searched by recruiters
Yahoo! Small Business > Recruiting and Placement > Executive Search Firms – a Yahoo directory presents a comprehensive list of executive search firms by popularity and by alphabet
Immigration Service Providers
www.aila.org – American Immigration Lawyers Association
Barr & La Cava – 1-888-522-2821, 203/356-1505, contact John J. La Cava
Yellow Pages/www.SMARTpages.com/Chamber of Commerce
Geico (car insurance) 1-877-252-4635; www.geico.com
Progressive Insurance – www.progressive.com
Travelers – www.travelers.com
Check Yellow Pages or www.SMARTpages.com
Berlitz – www.berlitz.com
Cendant Intercultural – www.cendantmobility.com
Inlingua – www.inlingua.com
Literacy Volunteers of America, Inc. (LVA) – www.literacyvolunteers.org is a national network of local, state, and regional literacy providers that give adults and their families the opportunity to acquire skills to be effective in their roles as members of their families, communities, and workplaces. LVA’s cost-effective system enables to provide student-focused language tutoring, one-to-one or in small groups, at virtually no charge to the student. To contact by phone to find out about a branch in your area, call headquarters at (202) 792-8260.
Immigration Attorneys (see : Immigration Service Providers)
www.PublicLibraries.com – listings of public libraries by State
Contact your state licensing board to find out about the exam you need to take to get a license.
Medical – www.dcmsonline.org/practicerelocation/licensing_agencies.htm list of State Medical Licensing Agencies
www.WesternUnion.com – 150 000 agents in 195 countries; to find western union in your area call the 800 phone number 1-800-CALL-CASH, or check location in your area by clicking on the link Find Agent Location
www.MoneyGram.com– go to the link Money Gram Agent to locate an agent by location or zip code
If the funds recipient has a bank account, you can also transfer money through your bank to the bank account in the target country.
Cendant Mortgage – 1-800-215-6323
www.championmortgage.com – 1-800-champion
GMAC Mortgage – 1-877-965-4622
National City Mortgage – 1-888-283-4852
Moving and storage
A&A International Shipping Inc. 1-800-626-0766, www.aa-shipping.com
http://www.ezmovingslc.com/ - commercial and residential, local and long distance moving services in Salt Lake City, Utah
U-Haul – 1-800-GO-UHAUL (1-800-468-4285)
www.OrganizingwithFinalTouches.com – 203-377-5399, 1-866-999-9011
International Discount Calls, Inc., www.IDC4U.com
PennyTalk – www.PennyTalk.com, 1-888-311-8353
Budget – rent.drivebudget.com
U-Haul – www.uhaul.com, 1-800-789-3638
www.nrwa.com - the National Resume Writers’ Association (NRWA)
www.parw.com - Professional Association of resume writers and career coaches.
www.resume.com – 1-800-resumes (1-800-737-8637)
www.xprtresume.com - XPRT Resume provides professional, affordable, specialized resumes, cover letters and resume packages for professionals and students
Shipping (see: moving and storage)
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) - 1-800-TAX-FORM (800-829-3676) or www.irs.gov
Translators and Interpreters
Rosalina Tipton – email@example.com, (203)722-1563
Portuguese/English, English/Portuguese, Spanish - www.thesecretservices.com
Universities & schools
American Universities listed in alphabetical order - www.clas.ufl.edu/CLAS/american-universities.html
http://www.utexas.edu/world/univ/state/ - American Universities listed by state
Fairfield University (203) 254-4000; www.fairfield.edu; North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06430
New York Institute of English and Business, 212-381-8817
www.usdoj.gov/eoir/probono/states.htm – U.S. Department of Justice Web site provides a listing of free or low-cost immigration legal assistance.
www.aila.org – American Immigration Lawyers Association. Provides a listing of immigration lawyers.
www.ailf.org/imms/im_legal.asp – American Immigration Law Foundation
www.bcis.gov – Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS). Among other helpful facts, the site provides information on the policies, procedures, forms, and fees involved in immigrating to the U.S. It also lists non-profit agencies providing services to immigrants and refugees.
Interim Service Executives – “Solution Provider” – provide strategy and process solutions to a variety of industries, PO Box 729, Bethel, CT 06801; 203.744.3724; 203.645.3546 Cell
Recommended Reading and Web Sites
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Live and Work in the USA and Canada (Live and Work)
by Adam Lechmere, et al
Speak American- A Survival Guide to the Language and Culture of the U.S.A.
by Dileri Borunda Johnston
Immigrants & Refugees – Create Your New Life in America
by Raimonda Mikatavage
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