Economy July 14, 2022 | 8:50 am

No English ..no job

Santo Domingo.- Only a handful of citizens went yesterday to the job fair held by the Ministry of Labor, through the Office of the National Employment Service (Senae), to apply for available jobs in three companies in the aeronautical sector.

The reason?.. a fundamental requirement was to “have an advanced level of the English language.”
Although the doors of the event, which took place in the same government building located in the Centro de Los Héroes sector of the National District, opened when the clock struck 9:00 in the morning, it was just at that moment that citizens began to arrive, looking to get one of the 170 positions.

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Paul Tierney
July 14, 2022 9:45 am

Speaking and writing English is a fundimental necessity for people wanting to work in most businesses, no efforts no results. It is the accepted language for international commerce.

From the small to large markets importing goods there should be at least one person on the payroll able read contracts, invoices, shipping documents, and take/make phone calls/text messages. It is a given for anyone in the hospitallity business to speak at minimum… English. Many foreign tourists speak and understand English even if it is a second language for them. Chile requires English to be taught as a secondary language in its schools.

The RD has to bring its language literacy into the 21st century for it to progress. It is especially the young people that have to pick up the baton.

Peter Harris
July 15, 2022 8:20 am
Reply to  Paul Tierney

I thought President Abinader had already declared he wanted English classes compulsory in the school system.

Honor
July 14, 2022 11:09 am

Many people don’t realize it’s a skillset that is crucial for this global system that we live on. They just want to dance to teteo and drink. U should make the move to DR and try to get a good gig.

felix the cat
July 14, 2022 11:34 am

i would say the reason is was lack of promotion, there are plenty of english speaking people here.

Last edited 2 months ago by felix the cat
Sukno
July 14, 2022 7:40 pm

None of you morons know that english the the official language of aviation in the world. Every country. Pilots and controllers MUST speak english to avoid accidents. Change the title of this news.

Ramon Garcia
July 14, 2022 10:20 pm
Reply to  Sukno

Who said they were hiring Air Traffic Controller? They talk about 170 job position opening, but they don’t specify in what capacities.

nicholas
July 14, 2022 11:32 pm
Reply to  Ramon Garcia

yes the DR is 50 years behind and a cycle of poverty…as long as beer that is cold and chicken…these people do not care

Peter Harris
July 15, 2022 8:25 am
Reply to  nicholas

Stop blaming the people. It is the ruling parties that set the agenda. The people have no say.

Peter Harris
July 15, 2022 8:23 am
Reply to  Sukno

Thanks for this. But using the word ‘morons’ isn’t necessary. lol

Ramon Garcia
July 14, 2022 10:25 pm

As a UN mandate and as part of their plan to unify the island and take away our country, the Ministry of Education is teaching Haitian creole to Dominica children, the Haitian dialect that had kept them isolated from the world for the past 300 years. Many Dominican are able to speak some English. And I’m not talking about hustlers at tourists area, I’m talking about people that went to school to learn it as a second language or as part of their profession.