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(This page is a work in progress.)

Although it can often be a challenge to find jobs, sometimes remigrants with English skills and/or American educations have skills which are sought after in their new communities. You can use these skills to your advantage by creating your own business or helping existing organizations.

Because English is the linga franca, many organizations are in desperate need of English instruction. You may be able to tutor local members of government or business leaders. Often, websites such as Dave’s ESL will also have postings for online English classes which are conducted through programs such as Skype and may pay much nicer rates than jobs in your local community although they may have difficult hours.

Job Safety

Even with OSHA many companies in America often cut corners putting employees at risk so the risks increase in places without regulation.

Organizations for Support

(Links from http://en.hesperian.org/hhg/Other_Resources:Workers%27_Health_and_Safety and haven’t been vetted yet.)

Asia Monitor Resource Center
Find information on working conditions, occupational health, and labor issues in Asia.

Clean Clothes Campaign
The CCC is an international campaign, focused on improving working conditions in the global garment and sportswear industries, and empowering the workers in it.

International Labor Organization
Here you will find information on international declarations, treaties, and proclamations on workers rights and health.

Labor and Occupational Health Program, UC Berkeley
Booklets, training resources, multilingual health and safety resources for workers, organizers, and trainers-of-trainers.

Maquiladora Health and Safety Support Network
Resource lists of actions, campaigns, materials, trainings, and more from health and safety professionals who have placed their names on a resource list to provide information, technical assistance and on-site instruction.

Migrant Clinicians Network
MCN is the oldest and largest clinical network for the mobile underserved. They offer information and resources for migrant workers as well as groups and individuals that serve them.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Here you will find information about hazards at work, training materials, chemical information, safety and prevention of occupational injuries and diseases, and many publications.

Books

Worker’s Guide to Health and Safety Identify and solve problems on the job.

 

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