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Bilingual workers in high demand

March 14, 2017

Which job seekers are in hot demand? Bilingual workers.

Multilingual medical assistant Kaissa Oulhadj worked at work at Boston Medical Center.

DAVID L. RYAN/GLOBE STAFF

Multilingual medical assistant Kaissa Oulhadj worked at work at Boston Medical Center.

Help wanted: people who can speak more than one language.

Even as the Trump administration seeks to limit immigration, employers are increasingly looking to woo immigrants as consumers — and employees.

Banks and cellphone providers are hiring employees who can communicate with potential customers in their native tongues. Software firms are seeking out translators and customer service representatives who can help them build their business around the world. And health care providers looking to serve the immigrants in their communities, as well as patients traveling to the United States for medical care, are beefing up their staffs with people who can understand, and convey, their concerns.

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