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Learning English as a second language (ESL) can be really helpful in the job market, including for those who work in jobs like janitorial or manual labor. It’s a great skill to have in the job market because it can help you get more job opportunities, communicate better with your colleagues and customers, and even make more money. Here are some reasons why ESL is so useful:

More Job Opportunities

Companies like to hire workers who can speak more than one language, especially if they work with customers who speak a different language. This can help you stand out when you’re looking for a job.

Better Communication

When you can speak the same language as your coworkers, it can help you work together more easily and do a better job. ESL can help you talk to people who don’t speak the same language as you and make sure everyone knows what they’re supposed to do.

Improved Customer Service

If you can speak to customers in their own language, it can make them feel more comfortable. This can make them more likely to come back and do business with your employer again.

More Money

Sometimes, companies will pay workers who can speak more than one language more money than those who can’t. And if you’re really good at speaking another language, you might even be able to get a better job or move up in your company.

Personal & Professional Growth

Learning a new language can be fun and interesting, and it can help you learn about different cultures and meet new people. This can help you grow as a person and maybe even help you get a better job in the future.


Overall, learning ESL is a really valuable skill for people who work in janitorial or manual labor jobs. If you’re already bilingual, be sure to let potential employers know! Strategic is always looking to hire proficient English speakers. If you’re not yet proficient in ESL, consider taking classes or practicing on your own so that you can improve your job prospects and maybe even earn more money. As part of our Benefits and professional training classes, Strategic will be offering ESL classes to our team members and friends in the coming months to open up access to this useful skill!

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