Dual language jobsite aims to attract Gaelic speakers

Scotland’s first dual-language recruitment website has been launched to improve employment opportunities for the Gaelic business community.

Developed by recruitment website ScottishJobs.com, the newly designed site provides both English and Gaelic job search functionality for more than 80,000 employers and employees who use Scotland’s indigenous language.

There is a growing sense of concern over the future of Scotland’s native tongue, with a Gaelic Language (Scotland) Bill recently being lodged in the Scottish Parliament with the aim of creating a national Gaelic language plan.

ScottishJobs.com’s managing director, Pat Kelly, said: “By including Gaelic versions of job opportunities on the website we feel we can bring together a relatively large number of employers and employees throughout Scotland who use the language everyday.”

Gaelic has survived throughout the centuries despite once being forbidden to be spoken under pain of deportation – along with playing the bagpipes and wearing the kilt.

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