By Debra Auerbach
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than half of the total U.S. population growth between 2000 and 2010 was due to the increase in the Hispanic population. From 1980-2007, the percentage of people in the U.S. whose first language is other than English grew by 140 percent, while the nation's overall population grew by 34 percent.
If this segment of the population continues to grow, the bilingual workforce will need to grow with it. Bilingual employees have long been in demand in education and sales, but now virtually all job sectors -- including retirement, marketing and health care -- need bilingual workers.