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Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Stores Hiring People Based On Their Ability To Speak Other Languages
Interesting piece in the San Jose Mercury News about how, "in a hypercompetitive retail environment, more national stores and some local chains are emphasizing that many of their employees are bilingual and can help customers whose first language is not English ... Home Depot, Sears, Kmart, Pleasanton-based Safeway and local chains like Hayward-based Airport Home Appliance, are among stores that recruit bilingual employees."
I'm sure that some folks will turn this into a political issue, but I think it all comes down to a statement made by Safeway's Teena Massingill to the paper...