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Portland, Oregon, might be best known as a haven for both hippies and hipsters. But the city that’s so quirky, it inspired a sketch comedy show, also has seriously impressive growth and economic development.
With a population of over 653,000, Portland is the largest city in Oregon. That population has grown almost 12% since 2010. Almost 14% of Portlanders (as residents of the city are known) are foreign born. The Portland metro area (which spans both Oregon and Washington) has almost 2.5 million people.
The best-known employer in the Portland area is Nike. One of the most popular brands in the world, Nike is based in Beaverton, just west of Portland.
Hillsboro, another city in the Portland metro area, is known for the presence of Intel. The technology company says it has its “largest concentration of facilities and talent in the world” in Oregon.
Many people in the Portland area work in jobs related to international trade. The state of Oregon trades with countries including China, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam and Malaysia. Trade is also a key part of the region’s economic development strategy.
As Portland continues to celebrate its distinctive local character, it is also taking an ever-larger role on the global stage. And that means Portland companies will have a growing need for language training.
Fluency Corp offers language training using our unique, practical and proven process to employers throughout the Portland area. Your employees don’t have to worry about traveling to another location for English classes. We provide both onsite language training as well as online language instruction. Learn English right from your office and gain the skills necessary to be effective in your current position.
No matter which option you choose, all of Fluency Corp’s language classes are live and interactive, not recorded. And all instructors are native speakers of the language they teach. Our experience has shown us that this is simply the most effective way to get employees comfortable using their second language for business.
Does your company hire from Portland’s foreign-born population? Do you bring in employees from your branches overseas for assignments in the Portland area? English classes from Fluency Corp will help your non-native English speakers be more productive and enable your teams to collaborate more smoothly.
For expats, improving their English skills will also help them feel at home more quickly in Portland. That makes it more likely that their international assignment will be successful. Our instructors are also always ready to help international expats in the Portland area. They can serve as cultural guides and answer questions about Portland weather, transportation, education options, real estate and things to do.
If you’re sending employees from your Portland offices to work at your overseas branches, we can provide onsite or online lessons in other languages as well.
Ready for an easy solution to your language training needs in the Portland area? Let’s set up a time to talk.