The construction industry relies on bilingual workers. It is estimated that more than 75% of construction workers speak Spanish. That high number is likely attributed to a growing Latino workforce. Currently 28% of construction workers identify as Hispanic or Latino, a number that has tripled in the last couple of decades.
Construction companies need to be able communicate with bilingual workers, especially during the hiring process. As construction companies struggle to fill positions in the coming years, making it easy for bilingual workers to apply and onboard at your company could be critical to maintaining your workforce.