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Name: Mushtaq Dakhil

Country: Iraq

Profession: Engineer

In an effort to attract and retain top talents, Greeley and Hansen, a leading national environmental engineering and consulting firm specializing in water, wastewater, and related infrastructure, took a unique approach by entering a partnership with Upwardly Global to find qualified new talent.

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Upwardly Global's Impact

"Our strong collaboration with Upwardly Global serves as an ongoing source of talent to fuel the growth of my business and ensures positive health outcomes for both Chicago citizens and international visitors who have Limited English Proficiency."

Name: Kim Taylor

Country: USA

Profession: President

Company: Healthcare Langauge Services

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For Job Seekers

Upwardly Global is a national non-profit organization that helps work-authorized, skilled immigrants rebuild their professional careers in the U.S. We provide professional job-search training and access to employers with global talent needs. To date, we have coached approximately 5,000 skilled immigrants and have assisted more than 2,000 skilled immigrants back into their career fields, as well as providing comprehensive online services.

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    We can help you get a professional job

    We have worked with nearly 5,000 skilled immigrants like you and know how to overcome the obstacles you encounter. We can help you get employers to notice your resume and understand your experience. We will become your professional network and help you make the professional connections necessary to get a job in the U.S.

    Our Job Seeker Services Program is free for skilled immigrants who meet the following requirements:

    1. have a Green Card or refugee/asylee status
    2. have a bachelor's degree or higher
    3. have a minimum of two years working experience outside the U.S.
    4. live in the U.S. for less than 5 years
    5. emigrate from a developing country and have not worked in the U.S.
    6. possess computer skills and intermediate English language skills
    7. highly motivated and able to attend the training program

    Get inspired by our job seekers' success stories:

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    Working with Upwardly Global involves three steps:

    1. Pre-training meeting
    This is an opportunity to learn more about Upwardly Global’s programs and services and to register for upcoming training.

    2. Job Seeker Training Program
    The training program will equip you with skills and tools you need to rebuild your career in the U.S.  During the training, you will learn to write a resume and cover letter in a U.S. style format as well as improve your interview and networking skills.

    3. Post-training
    Individual coaching from knowledgeable Upwardly Global staff or mentors who will provide support in your job search and introductions to our Employer Network.

    We currently have four office locations: Chicago, New York, San Francisco Bay Area, and Detroit, and also serve job seekers nationally through our Online Employment Training Program.

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