The literacy proficiency of Non-Native-English-Speaking Workers is closely associated with length of employment, wages earned, hours worked, and occupations held.
This report examines survival literacy, which is the prose and quantitative literacy proficiency needed to function safely in an English-speaking environment and compete successfully for self-sustaining employment.... The report concludes that the literacy proficiency of these workers show that literacy is closely associated with length of employment, wages earned, hours worked, and occupations held...The report summarizes the literacy levels of non-native-English- speaking workers and compares them to literacy requirements for a sample from industries where significant numbers of non-native-English- speaking workers are employed—production, services, and construction. (Abstractor: Website Staff)