After a successful launch of streaming video services in Canada (albeit not without its hiccups), Netflix
The video rental innovator is looking for training supervisors and quality assurance analysts in its customer support center in Oregon. Nothing new there, but this time you need to be fluent in English plus one of the following languages: "Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazilian and European), and Spanish (Latin American and European)."
I suppose American English is close enough for a couple of other rumored expansion districts such as Britain and Australia (though cockney should qualify as a foreign language). The range of languages listed above paints crosshairs across large chunks of Europe, Latin America, and Southeast Asia.
Overseas expansion is vital to Netflix's future success, and it all starts with the people. The technology is already there and content licenses will have to happen along the way, but nobody will sign up for a service that doesn't work and is unsupported. The job postings don't specify a hiring or deployment time frame, though both trainers and analysts need a valid passport and the ability to travel a lot.
Add Netflix to your watchlist to follow the company on its international travels.
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