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Healthcare Language Services: Immigrants Provide Vital Services to Chicago’s Global Community

Name: Kim Taylor

Company: Healthcare Language Services

Healthcare Language Services was one of the first employers to join our Chicago network and has been regularly hiring Upwardly Global candidates ever since. Kim Taylor, the president and founder of the organization has wholeheartedly helped us spread the message that growing businesses can thrive by accessing the many talented immigrant professionals who now call Chicago home.

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Candidate Profile

Profession: Mental Health Professional

Name: Fatemeh R

Country: Iran

Years Experience: 4


Master of Arts in Psychological Studies in Marriage and Family Therapy, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran

Professional Summary:

More than four years of experience in psychotherapist, assistant to the clinical coordinator, case management, provided individual assessment, treatment planning, and psychotherapy services.


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2. Where are your candidates from?
Our candidates are from all over the world, primarily Latin America, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Eastern Europe.

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3. How or why did your candidates immigrate to the U.S.?
They immigrated for a variety of reasons as have so many immigrant Americans before them.  Some are refugees, having escaped war or political upheaval. Others sought asylum in the U.S. to escape persecution. Some won the diversity lottery in their home country and some came through the U.S.’s family reunification program to join family members already here.  No matter what the circumstances, they came seeking a better life for themselves and their families and want to contribute their professional skills in their new home.

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4. Are your candidates fluent in English?
Yes, everyone we work with is fluent in English and almost always bilingual. Many are multilingual.

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5. Are your candidates experienced professionals?
Yes, everyone we work with is university educated and has a minimum of 2 years professional work experience. On average, our candidates have 7 years of professional experience.

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6. Does Upwardly Global specialize in certain professions?
We work with individuals from all professions, including: healthcare, engineering, IT, accounting, marketing, management, law, nonprofit, education, science, and many more.

We are developing specializations in the technology, healthcare and engineering sectors, particularly with employers that have a current talent shortage and/or anticipate a near term talent shortage.

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7. Are your candidates available in my city?
Upwardly Global has offices in Chicago, New York, San Francisco Bay Area, and Silver Spring, MD but works with candidates across the country, many of whom are open to relocation.

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8. How can my company become engaged with Upwardly Global?
Upwardly Global customizes partnerships for companies, including talent sourcing, corporate engagement events,  cross-cultural communication workshops, upskilling and internships programs and more. Learn more about employer partnerships.

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