Located in Asheboro, North Carolina, Spanish Language Services is committed to serving Randolph, Forsyth,
Guilford, Alamance, Moore, Montgomery and surrounding counties with quality work
and competitive rates in a professional, timely manner.
According to the latest figures published by the U.S. Census Bureau (2000), there are now 39 million Hispanics in the United States, representing 13.5% of our total population. This segment of our population continues to grow at a rate four times greater than that of the general population. It will be interesting to see how the trends have shifted due to current economic factors when the information from the 2010 Census becomes available.
The American Latino population by itself will soon be larger than most of America's major trading partners. With much of this growth due to immigration, it is imperative that employers and businesses meet the challenges presented by the language barrier and different cultural backgrounds.
It is important to understand the demographics within our Hispanic community. Not all Hispanics are immigrants; many are U.S. citizens, born here or in Puerto Rico. Nearly 75% of immigrants with a Latino background come from Mexico; others hail from other Central and South American countries. When individuals move to our country, they must interact with our American institutions. If their native language is not English, this transition is especially difficult for them, for prospective employers, and for those who want to expand their businesses by serving this growing base of potential customers.
"We appreciate the great work you and your office do regarding our Hispanic community
and the assistance (our counselors) receive from your agency."
Forsyth County Dept. of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention, District 21