Does learning Spanish increase your chances of getting hired?


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According to the job site, Monster.com, learning a second language like Spanish can give a potential candidate a better chance of getting a job over a candidate that is not bilingual. In many sectors, both in the United States and internationally, being bilingual can be advantageous.

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As of 2015, more and more of the workforce in the United States, in business sectors like manufacturing and agriculture, speak Spanish as their primary language. This creates a need for bilingual employees to bridge the communication gap between the workforce and management. Supervisors, managers, human resource positions and customer service positions are just some of the jobs where an employee who knows Spanish would have an advantage, especially in regions like Texas, California and many parts of the Southeast.

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