For a very long time, the press has been looking to point government agencies, healthcare institutions, justice & law enforcement systems, and healthcare and public services in the right direction in order to solve the “acute and chronic shortage of linguists and foreign language-skilled professionals that has, for just too long, plagued so many industries.
A2Z Lingua International launched a global diversity job board and multilingual career search engine to end the shortage of foreign language-proficient workforce across the nation. In times when it has become more crucial than ever for HR communities to succeed at effectively attracting, engaging and retaining a highly capable and motivated foreign language-proficient and cross-culturally competent workforce, A2ZLI.com has come up with MultiLingualPros.com to take on this challenge. While, to many within affected private organizations and government agencies, this critical mission may seem more like a daunting task, it actually is much easier than they might think.
This perceived shortage has affected all organizations and industries without exception, including among the hardest hit, the US Army, the State Department, the CIA, the FBI, the justice and law enforcement systems, the educational, public and social services, healthcare, sales, marketing, financial and insurance services. But surprisingly, according to Mohamed Ly, Executive Director of MultiLingualPros.com, “this so-called chronic shortage of linguists and foreign language-skilled workforce is merely a misdiagnosis”.
In reality, this symptomatic and so-called acute and chronic shortage of linguists and foreign language-skilled professionals has roots in the limited access of government agencies, public and private organizations and their recruiters to foreign language speaking communities. Until now, these recruiters just did not know where to look and had no adequate resource to dip into in order to effectively locate, attract and hire the so direly needed foreign language skilled talents. MultiLingualPros.com fills that need as a meeting platform.
With more than 53 million of the U.S. population speaking a foreign language at home – of whom 27 million are fully multilingual and multicultural*, including first/second generation Americans – there are more than enough foreign language resources within local immigrant and minority communities.
Though many have the optimal educational and/or professional background to excel in the fields where the perceived shortage is causing costly paralyses, these groups of hyphenated Americans – first or second-generation immigrants – are also too often simply unaware of the great opportunities they could enjoy as a result of their foreign language proficiency.
Consequently, while on the one hand, government agencies, corporations and non-profits are craving for a workforce that is proficient in foreign languages, the very multilingual professionals and graduates/students dreaming of ideal local or international careers where they could actually utilize those competencies have been settling for jobs where their multilingual and cross-cultural communication skills are unused. For this reason, invaluable foreign language resources and cultural competencies go unexploited and dormant throughout their entire careers simply because they were unaware of, or just could not find alternative opportunities with language functions available to them.
Unfortunately, this trend continues to date; goldmines of competitive advantage in the form of foreign language and cultural competencies just waiting to be tapped into and exploited remain idle within too many organizations. High turnovers in certain organizations could even be explained in part by the lack of job satisfaction for many, which results from the lack of, or, at best, under-utilization of their employees’ competencies.
But with the launch of MultiLingualPros.com, it is predictable, to the great relief of all affected organizations and industries, that the so-called shortage is finally being addressed with a long overdue optimal solution: an exceptionally innovative multilingual job board and career search engine that is intended to put an end to the very real effects of a not so real shortage of linguists and foreign language-proficient talents.
For HR professionals and global leaders committed to strategic diversity, MultiLingualPros.com is a truly global diversity resource to leverage and effectively meet all multilingual recruiting needs, worldwide, while optimizing international – and local – market reach and capabilities, beyond any foreign language and cultural barriers.
As a global job site and multilingual career search engine with over 830 languages, MultiLingualPros.com serves Global 5000 corporations, local businesses Government Agencies, NGOs and Educational Institutions, worldwide, assisting to find, attract and hire multilingual and culturally competent talents, from Apprentice to Executive levels.
At the same time, MultiLingualPros.com also serves as the ideal gateway to top language jobs and career opportunities in any specialties for candidates eager to utilize their foreign language and cultural competencies at work, from achieved professionals to college graduates and interns.
About A2Z Lingua International, LLC (A2ZLI.com)
A2ZLI.com was founded in 2003 and has five divisions respectively offering:
• Foreign Language services (Localization and Translation)
• Multilingual Staffing and Diversity/Global Recruiting solutions
• Foreign Language, Cultural and Diversity Training and Consulting
• MultiLingualPros.com – one unique online global diversity job board and career search engine for bilingual professionals, diversity-committed and global employers
Multilingual Yellow Pages/Global Business Directory services.
In a remarkably short time, A2ZLI.com’s service and technology innovations propelled what started as a language and localization service provider to the forefront of the industry and those of multilingual staffing and recruiting, foreign language and cultural training, diversity consulting, and online multilingual job posting and international career growth. Clients include NGOs, government and private organizations and job seekers from Canada to Argentina, and around the world.
*US Census 2000.