The United States is not only the land of businesses but also home to diversity. Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world, with 41 million people who speak Spanish at home. Of course, this is not the only language that habitats in the US: Native American languages, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Hawaiian and some varieties of Chinese are also widely spoken.
Spanish Native Speakers came way back since 1493 and today is native language of 13% of United States residents. California, Texas and Florida make up 55% of the Hispanic population in the United States. Followed by New Mexico, California , Arizona, Florida, Nevada, New York, New Jersey, Illinois and Colorado.
If it’s still not obvious, there are a few states that have Spanish origins, like California, Montana, Colorado and Florida. Even a good amount of cities were influenced like the very well-known Los Ángeles City (the angels). This city was originally a pueblo founded and named by the Spanish with the full name of: “El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles de Porciúncula,” which means “The Town of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels of Porziuncola.”
The importance of being bilingual
Being multilingual has proven to be very beneficial for most job industries. A bilingual applicant may have more advantages and be more attractive for varied jobs. The ability to speak Spanish opens numerous doors, it’s great for personal growth, helps build relationships and creates opportunities.
In today’s competitive job market, employees who know more than one language are also more marketable and highly sought after in eight main industries: healthcare, law, education, customer service, finance, social services, hospitality and communication.
Having a more diverse skill set that includes proficient language skills gives candidates a professional advantage by being able to help the company tap into new markets and acquire clients, share relevant cultural knowledge that could aid the business, and eventually, boost revenue.