ESL job searchers turn to accent-reduction training in recession

Published By: 
straight.com
Published Date: 
2010, July 17
Article Excerpt: 

The economic downturn has led some B.C. residents who speak English as a second language—a demographic which faces unique challenges when looking for employment—to sign up for accent-reduction training ... while [accent reduction] services may not make an ESL job applicant stand out, they can help level the playing field with individuals born-and-raised in English-speaking communities.