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Old 01-03-2010, 01:57 AM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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Hello,

My (American) husband and our daughter are moving to York in 2011. We are really looking forward to it. I work here in Holland as an assistant press officer for one of the Ministers (Member of the Dutch parliament) at the Ministry of Health. To be able to find a nice job preferably in the York area I would like to know if there are any courses etc. I can follow in the next 1 1/2 year. So that I will be better prepared to find a job in that area. (Besides getting my English to a higher level) So my speciality is communication/information/press. I understand that tourism is big bussines in York. Is it a good idea to focus on tourism/ hotel business? And are there any part time jobs (4 days a week).
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Old 01-03-2010, 03:24 AM
 
Location: Maine's garden spot
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Maybe you could contact the Portland chamber of commerce or the York chamber.
What sort of work does your husband do?
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Old 01-03-2010, 06:54 AM
 
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Hello,

My (American) husband and our daughter are moving to York in 2011. We are really looking forward to it. I work here in Holland as an assistant press officer for one of the Ministers (Member of the Dutch parliament) at the Ministry of Health. To be able to find a nice job preferably in the York area I would like to know if there are any courses etc. I can follow in the next 1 1/2 year. So that I will be better prepared to find a job in that area. (Besides getting my English to a higher level) So my speciality is communication/information/press. I understand that tourism is big bussines in York. Is it a good idea to focus on tourism/ hotel business? And are there any part time jobs (4 days a week).
I saw from another post that you were looking for a place near Boston. If that's why you chose York, I'd suggest that you look carefully at the tax conseqences. It will start a debate, but Maine ranked 15 in 2008 and New Hampshire was 46 in a ranking done by taxfoundation.org (here's the link)
The Tax Foundation - State and Local Tax Burdens: All Years, One State, 1977-2008
I'd consider New Hampshire if being near Boston is what you base your criteria on. If your husband works in Boston he will pay Massachusetts income tax no matter where he lives, but NH has no income tax nor sales tax. They do have property tax, but if you rent, that tax is paid by your landlord. Yes I'm sure some of it gets passed through, but rents in NH don't seem any higher than Southern Maine and definitely are cheaper than Boston.
I know this is off topic, but something I'd consider in your situation.
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Old 01-03-2010, 07:17 AM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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Thank you both for your quick reply and helpful sugestions. It's correct, we were looking for a place near Boston. It is just that we've been offered a house in the York area. That's why we are moving in that direction. My husband is a sales manager. Tax wise we are actually used to worse situations. The income tax in The Netherlands is 42% for the most of us. So comparing to that, your tax rates are a blessing. But yes we will look into NH. That's where my husband lived before. And I will look into the chambers. Thanks
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Old 01-04-2010, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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I wish you the best of luck in your coming move, and your future career.
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