The foreign-born population in the United States has quadrupled over the past four decades, and more than 175 languages and dialects are spoken across the country today. As a result, demand for foreign-language interpreters is increasing, and Monterey, Calif.-based Language Line Services is stepping up to help meet that need, according to a recent Bloomberg article by Antone Gonsalves.
Language Line Services currently employs 5,000 interpreters, and the company handles roughly 40 million calls a year. Collectively, the employees speak more than 170 languages, close to half of the languages spoken at the U.N. Language Line Services is the largest in the field, and now has its eye on a new market: providing interpretation services onsite at client locations.