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Some additional sources of information.

Some Additional Sources of Information Besides the particular sources of information listed in the article, many more general guides to overseas employment are published, including the following.

The International Division of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce offers several publications of interest to the international jobseeker. Employment Abroad: Facts and Fallacies offers general information on international employment. The latest edition was published in the fall of 1985 and costs $4.

A related publication from the Chamber of Commerce is the Foreign Commerce Handbook: Reference Works. This book is a thorough primer on international trade. It examines the roles played by public, private, and international organizations in international commerce. One especially helpful chapter, entitled "The Daily Language of Foreign Commerce," is a handy glossary of terms frequently used in the international marketplace. A bibliography is included. The cost is $10. For information on these and other publications, write U.S. Chamber of Commerce International Division 1615 H Street NW. Washington, D.C. 20062.

Manufacturers, banks, consulting firms, construction companies, and many other kinds of businesses have international operations. One of the most complete guides to these companies is the Directory of American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries, published by the World Trade Academy Press. The 10th edition of this three-volume work, published in 1984, lists more than 3,200 companies which do business in 121 countries. Entries briefly describe each company and list its domestic and foreign addresses. This publication is available in most libraries; ask the reference librarian.

The primary reference book on private voluntary organization is U.S. Non-Profit Organizations in Development Assistance Abroad, available from Technical Assistance Information Clearinghouse. Commonly called the TAICH Directory, this book contains information on more than 400 organization with overseas interests. Check your local library for a copy.

Most major international organizations publish monthly operational summaries of contracts for bid and projects undertaken. The nature of the contract can indicate the kinds of workers being sought. Contact the individual agencies for information. One source of information on contracts with the U.S. Government is the Commerce Business Daily, published by the Department of Commerce. It is available through subscription. Write Superintendent of Documents Government Printing Office Washington, D.C. 20402 (202) 783-3238.

The Agency for International Development also publishes information on new contracts. The bulletin, Current Technical Service Contracts and Grants, is commonly called "AID Contracts." Write AID Office of Contracts Management Washington, D.C. 20523.

If you'd like to harvest grapes in Italy, sift the sands in the Middle East for archaeological relics, or participate in vaccination programs in Latin America, there are organizations that can help you to do so. They're too numerous to list here, but you can find them in The Whole World Handbook, published by the Council on International Educational Exchange. The Council is a storehouse of information on overseas opportunities. For more than 10 years, it has sponsored its own work-abroad programs in Great Britain, Ireland, New Zealand, and Germany. It even arranges for overseas work permits for program participants, which are very difficult to obtain. The Whole World Handbook costs $6.95. To obtain it and information on other council programs, write Council on International Educational Exchange Publications Office 205 East 42nd Street New York, N.Y. 10017.

Many other publications offer advice on overseas jobs in general or employers in particular. The following are among the books available. Looking for Employment in Foreign Countries. A companion guide to Directory of American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries, it is also published by the World Trade Academy Press. The 7th edition was published in 1985. World Trade Academy Press 50 East 42nd Street New York, N.Y. 10017 Price: $16.50. Careers in International Affairs School of Foreign Service Georgetown University Washington, D.C. 20057 Price: $10 plus $1 postage and handling.

For information on international current overseas employment opportunities, an excellent source is International Employment Hotline P.O. Box 6170 McLean, Va. 22160 Price: $28 for 1-year subscription (12 issues).
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Date:Jun 22, 1986
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