English Speakers Needed In San Pedro Sula

The demand for professionals who can speak and write English rose by 70%, keeping pace with the growth of joint ventures with overseas companies.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

That was the explanation given Bessy Rocio Lara, director of the Department of Labor. Among the areas where the most bilingual staff are needed are the industrial engineering sector, business administration and some technical careers.

"If we look at it by category, the textile industry is where there are the most requests for people who speak a second language, usually in technical positions. Beforehand companies were forced to import such professionals, but with the growth of bilingual schools in the area, this is no longer done as frequently," said Lara.

"Young people or adults trained in this area are more likely to find a job, they are wanted by the owners of companies who are always more inclined to choose candidates who speak another language even if they dont need it, because they say they are preparing for the future," she added.

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