Looking for jobs in CA. Not only is the competition brutal, but there is an increasing trend of requiring that applicants are bilingual. It seems as though 1 in every 3 advertised openings requires English/Spanish fluency. I realize that in a place like CA it is just business and that if one cannot access the spanish-speaking population that they are potentially losing out on a huge market share. It is frustrating though, as it almost seems like a new form of employment discrimination. My purpose for this thread is not to result in immigrant bashing or anything like that. I'd like y'allz thoughts on this though. Can you claim to be an equal opportunity employer when you require that an applicant be bilingual?