Is it wrong to avoid hiring someone who is ESL if the job requires competency in English?

I am the Marketing Manager of a small franchise. The job position open is for door-to-door marketing, and requires a lot of communication with customers and potential clients regarding the services we offer. Over 99% of our customers speak English, thus our business is based in the English language. I am hiring a team of people, but have many people applying who I do not feel can competently do the job based on their knowledge of the language - they are ESL students at the university and are not fluent in English. Is it wrong for me to not hire these people based on the fact that they are not fluent in English?

Asked By: Amanda S - 5/15/2009
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Answered By: Andrew V - 5/15/2009
Maybe interviews will help you to know who is perfect for the job.
Answered By: Iraqichristian - 5/17/2009
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