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Being Bilingual in Spanish a discrimination against job seekers

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Bilingual in Spanish or any other language shouldnt be a requirement in a job unles sits a translator job, if its a skilled job like Nursing, banking, teaching (general), engineer, lab tech, health, I dont need to be able to be fluent or speak spanish, since my primary job isnt to speak spanish but my skill.

It is discrimatory, against non speakers , it is not a skill to speak Spanish uless it is a translator job.

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1 day ago
Anon A. from Newark, NJ writes:
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I am all for learning a second language; but to allow employers to make spanish speaking a requirement is discrimination. If I moved to Spain permanently I would have to learn Spanish, if I moved to France permanently I would have to learn French, if I moved to China I would have to learn Mandarin/Chinese. Why in America is it not a requirement for foreigners legal/illegal to learn English? You are purposely putting Americans jobs at risk or preventing them from getting a new job because of the Spanish speaking requirement.
1 day ago
N B. from Newark, NJ writes:
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I am all for learning a second language; but to allow employers to make spanish speaking a requirement is discrimination. If I moved to Spain permanently I would have to learn Spanish, if I moved to France permanently I would have to learn French, if I moved to China I would have to learn Mandarin/Chinese. Why in America is it not a requirement for foreigners legal/illegal to learn English? You are purposely putting Americans jobs at risk or preventing them from getting a new job because of the Spanish speaking requirement.
2 days ago
Bobby P. from Maysville, NC signed.
2 days ago
Ms. Deontea V. from North Las Vegas, NV writes:
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This Bilingual requirement in America, an English speakung country, is ridiculous. I am a Veteran, and after fighting for my country, I cant even get a job anywhere without being bilingual Spanish. So Latinos can get a job but we can not. When is America going to be America again.
2 days ago
Someone from Miami Gardens, FL signed.
2 days ago
Someone from El Paso, TX writes:
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The job market in El Paso is booming.....if you are bilingual. I do have a job, however, I believe that I have been looked over for soooo many jobs because I am not bilingual. Many of them you can't even apply to without being bilingual. I am Hispanic, but I do not speak Spanish fluently, so its still very unfair for anyone unless you are of Mexican descent.
2 days ago
Summer W. from Austin, TX writes:
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I have been unemployed for 5 months now an can't find a job in my medical field because I don't speak Spanish. This is not fair. I'm over qualified for the majority of the jobs I have applied for but get denied solely on the fact that I am not Spanish bilingual.
3 days ago
Someone from Fort Worth, TX writes:
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U.S. Companies are profiting while snubbing the very customer base that made their businesses possible.. Requiring bilingual skills to work at ANY job in the U.S. so that companies can reap more profits from a community of non-English speaking customers should be illegal. If a job requires bilingual skills the employee should be paid as an interpreter on top of the primary job functions pay. Instead companies maintain the same pay while requiring more skills or even decrease pay as they know they are hiring from a minority group that will work for less to get their foot in the door.. A win-win for big business and a total loss for the American people. By forcing businesses to double the cost of their bilingual employees this will curb the trend of this ridiculous job discrimination (yes that is what it is.. our forefathers and those who gave their lives and limbs defending the American way of life would be appalled at the rate we are giving it away..) and at the very least make it worth while (and possible for English speaking workers) to learn a new language. All companies that require bilingual should also have to pay for training in whatever language they are requiring and NO ONE who is capable of doing the job (minus the bilingual requirement) should be denied the opportunity. This is absolutely creating a racial/cultural tear in the fabric of our country. Instead of welcoming new immigrants and helping them assimilate.. we must now fear our ability to provide for our families is threatened by them as we the American people born and raised here are marginalized and forgotten.. This has to be stopped now it is only encouraging more illegal entry into our country which in turn will cause this to become a requirement for more jobs. If one were trying to flood this country with illegals this is exactly the type of job discrimination you would expect to see.. What an incredibly effective way for big business to keep workers pay down (yes minority groups will work for less thus driving down workers pay) while at the same time increasing your customer base.. Diversity is a wonderful thing however the burden of learning a second language must and has ALWAYS been on the immigrants shoulders. If companies want to increase profits they must do so in a way that lifts all of us up.. not by usurping our laws and good intentions with complete disregard for the citizens of this country. "Don't tread on me" comes to mind..
4 days ago
SUSAN S. from San Ysidro, CA writes:
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Somebody needs to investigate why all the "must be bilingual in spanish" jobs are only going to Latino Hispanic Chicano Mexican, even people from Tijuana, Mexico are getting hired ahead of non Hispanics Americans. Discrimination?
4 days ago
Someone from Arvada, CO writes:
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Twenty-five percent of Professional Human Resources jobs now require bilingual skills. This seems a discrimatory practice.