In this country it is beneficial to have multilingual employees working anywhere. However, the fact is that there would need to be multilingual people in every field. As well as enough to staff every shift, which could lead to higher costs for the company. Which means higher costs for you. Then you have to take into account that some areas need more then just someone who speaks Spanish and English. In some towns there is a large russain community, other towns a large Spanish community, in other towns a large Chinese community, etc. Therefore, you'd need someone in that field who speaks both English and their native language .. And again someone for every shift.. So it'd be near impossible to accomplish that.
Bilingual people are saught after like cats to catnip anymore .. but just not enough are interested or have the ability to do so.
at 9:59 PM on Feb. 25, 2011