The talent network Talroo is now offering the ability to reach a more diverse network job seekers with its Spanish language translation feature for all jobs on Jobs2Careers.com.
U.S. Spanish-speaking population is second only to Mexico’s, and more than 75% of Hispanic workers report using job search sites, Talroo said. With the growing Hispanic community and the rising number of bilingual employees being recruited and hired, this new translation feature aligns with employers evolving priorities.
Figures show the number of Hispanic workers in the labor force stood at approximately 29 million in 2020. Projections indicate that figure will reach 35.9 million in 2030. As a result, Hispanic people will account for 78% of net new workers between 2020 and 2030, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The majority of those people will be of prime age for work – 25 to 54 years old with a median age of 38.5.
And, From 2018 to 2028, the Hispanic share of the labor force is projected to increase more than that of any other race or ethnic group, from 17.5% in 2018 to 20.9% in 2028, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. From 2018 to 2028, the share for Hispanic men is projected to increase from 9.9% to 11.7%, while the share for Hispanic women is projected to increase from 7.5% to 9.2%.
“Employers need to be in front of the right candidate at the right time, especially as we quickly head into Q4 seasonal holiday hiring,” said Talroo CEO Thad Price. That’s one reason many companies need to attract and recruit Spanish-speaking workers.
While in September the unemployment rate for Hispanics stood at a record low 3.8%, the number that could be deceiving, said Marketplace Business News. The reason: It doesn’t include workers who have dropped out of the workforce. And, when the economy begins to decline, experts say, Hispanic unemployment tends to spike higher and faster than the national average.
Mark Feffer is executive editor of RecruitingDaily and the HCM Technology Report. He’s written for TechTarget, HR Magazine, SHRM, Dice Insights, TLNT.com and TalentCulture, as well as Dow Jones, Bloomberg and Staffing Industry Analysts. He likes schnauzers, sailing and Kentucky-distilled beverages.
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