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There are multiple studies that show that because fax is rarely used, a speculative application sent by fax receives more attention and is typically less likely to be sent in the trash bin directly without being completely read compared to e‑mail.

Companies typically no longer publish their fax numbers on their websites when they have a working fax machine, so when I was in mainland France, I was using the PagesJaunes phone book (having its root when communication was a state monopoly with the state run list of subscribers established from the public service) in order to get jobs.

I found various business directories for Florida, but none of them are listing fax numbers even when the company is publishing them on their websites. I also found phone books that do list fax numbers but aren’t company focused.
I also found http://web.archive.org/web/20210210225257/https://www.jobsbyfax.com/ which is exactly what I m needing but, it hasard closed recently.

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  • Of course, I’m not limiting myself to companies still having a fax machine, but I learned that this is an efficient way for finding a job, especially for the unusual type of white collar apprenticeship I’m looking for, in terms of the United States job market. Nov 17 at 11:51
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    er... Yellow Pages or Yellow Book? Online versions link to each company website. Why would you put in a job application without taking a look at the company? If companies are not publishing their fax numbers, it is probably because they would like to phase out previous-generation technology (as they did with teleprinters). They might have a fax machine - I happen to have one on a printer connected to a landline, and about once every 5 years I find a use for it. But if I wanted to apply for a job, it most definitely would not be by fax. The world has moved on. Nov 17 at 17:07
  • @WeatherVane yes but they don’t list fax numbers unlike Page Jaunes which by the way also list all phone public phone numbers and not just the first one. After having searched several companies who have fax machines, it’s definitely because Yellow Page or Yellow book doesn’t support the feature nor support showing more than 1 phone number. I’m also interested in finding which companies have fax. As this is for searching for a job, going on each website 1 by 1 is cumbersome instead of just going on the websites of those who have fax. Nov 18 at 11:59
  • @WeatherVane my criterion is to apply first, where my application is the most likely to be considered instead of trashed : there are multiple studies that show that because fax is rarely used, a speculative application sent by fax receives more attention and is typically less likely to be sent in the trash bin directly without being completely read compared to e‑mail. Nov 18 at 12:15
  • @WeatherVane concerning my apprenticeship, I’m rather in the kind of take an ɪᴛ job, so I’m just looking at ɪᴛ focused companies. The real problem with the raise of retirement age in France is the typical criteria when a company need to lay off peoples is to fire everyone aged over 57 and 6 months which also was the real reason retirement was set to 60 in the 80’s. So with the new rise of the job retirement age of the past decade becoming effective and the remaining effect of the pandemic, companies don’t feel the need to train newcomers. Nov 18 at 12:19
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In North America, the standard means of providing Business Directory information is via the World Wide Web.

Printed Business Directories have diminished circulation and ability to remain current with dynamic change and thus have fallen into disuse almost completely.

Telephone directories, in general, are rare. They have become practically non-existent.

Those that maintain facsimile contact for security and other reasons do include the information on the appropriate (Contact/Contact us/About/Coordinates) section of their Web presence.

Good luck.

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  • I’m not talking about printed business directories but their online version. Not stupid. Or something else which does the job. Google isn’t specific enough for searching directly a type of business into a specific region. Nov 18 at 18:24
  • By the way, when I’m talking about Page Jaunes equivalent, Pages Jaunes is no longer printed since 2019 leaving only the online version. Nov 18 at 18:27
  • @user2284570 Consider Québec. World class AR and CGI. Leads Canada in IT and ICT. Rejoignez nous. I repeat—Bon chance. Relax.
    – Stan
    Nov 18 at 20:34
  • I’m Ok only if you can cover the 2000€ extra cost of plane travel between the college and Canada. Nov 19 at 10:44

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