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So I am married now to my husband from Dominican republic. He is still there amidst this corona virus. He doesn't speak much English and that is the only thing I am nervous about for when he comes here. Hes learning but what are some jobs that are best for Spanish speakers in the us? Where English can be learned or not spoken much. What have some of your husbands/wives from other countries found best for jobs/income? All suggestions welcome. Thanks in advance!

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18 minutes ago, Alondino said:

So I am married now to my husband from Dominican republic. He is still there amidst this corona virus. He doesn't speak much English and that is the only thing I am nervous about for when he comes here. Hes learning but what are some jobs that are best for Spanish speakers in the us? Where English can be learned or not spoken much. What have some of your husbands/wives from other countries found best for jobs/income? All suggestions welcome. Thanks in advance!

My wife knew a little English when she arrive. Not much at all. She started a school where she went to class twice a week in the evenings. Her first job was in a Spanish restaurant. It was in a part of town where the population was mostly Latin.

 

Because of the language, you husband will be extremely limited on employment. He may only be able to find jobs where little to no interaction with customers. Or he will need to find something in an area where the population is Spanish speaking. But the first thing he should do is learn English and use it as much as possible. The teacher at the school my wife went to told everyone that they had to stop watching Spanish speaking shows if they want to learn faster. Obviously that was difficult for my wife but she managed. She can speak good English now and she has a good job working for the county. 

 

It may take some time before he finds a job of significant income but every little bit helps. You already know that in America they want work experience also so he will need to build that up. But his number one resource will be networking. Even before the Covid19 my wife got calls from other Dominicans or Latinas asking if she wants to work somewhere. Help your husband find other Latinas in your area so he can build a network and he will be able to find good jobs soon after. Fortunately, Texas has a large Spanish speaking population.

 

But there is a huge caveat to all of this. As of now there is almost no employment opportunities. Unemployment is about to reach the highest it has ever been in the history of the US. Your husband will be at a huge disadvantage looking for employment now and the recent future. Even when the country opens back up, there will be millions of Americans seeking to return to work. That will make your husband's competition 10 fold. So be aware of this and be sure he understands this. He will not be able to even apply for unemployment because he has never worked in the US. It will be a trying time for all.


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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Ukraine
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the best thing he can do now while waiting is to study english, there are a ton of free videos on youtube and there are sites that can help him for free. he would most likely end up starting as something like a cook or dishwasher or janitor or something if he starts right away with little english


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5 hours ago, Alondino said:

So I am married now to my husband from Dominican republic. He is still there amidst this corona virus. He doesn't speak much English and that is the only thing I am nervous about for when he comes here. Hes learning but what are some jobs that are best for Spanish speakers in the us? Where English can be learned or not spoken much. What have some of your husbands/wives from other countries found best for jobs/income? All suggestions welcome. Thanks in advance!

He should go to schools and learn English while he is waiting for the visa. If possible, he should work in a tourist area where he can practice and speak English 


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6 hours ago, Alondino said:

So I am married now to my husband from Dominican republic. He is still there amidst this corona virus. He doesn't speak much English and that is the only thing I am nervous about for when he comes here. Hes learning but what are some jobs that are best for Spanish speakers in the us? Where English can be learned or not spoken much. What have some of your husbands/wives from other countries found best for jobs/income? All suggestions welcome. Thanks in advance!

As others have said practice english.   Before my Filipina wife moved here we lived in a tourist town in Mexico with a lot of expats.  Not knowing much spanish she picked up her english skills quite a bit. She was "adopted" by a bunch of expat ladies that liked to shop, dine and talk!   Boy that was an expensive lesson but very helpful.


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Brazil
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If you haven't yet filed a petition for a spousal visa, your husband has a year or more to learn English before the visa gets approved, that's plenty of time.  Duolingo, online English teachers, Youtube videos, I suggest that he spend a couple of hours a day and his English will be much better in a year, if he works hard he will be ready for lots of jobs on arrival.  Good luck!

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