Demand for interpretations grows exponentially
More than 200 languages are spoken in Southern California, and the demand for companies that offer over-the-phone interpretations is growing exponentially, reports the Los Angeles Times. Language Line Services, a Monterey, Calif.-based company with annual revenue of $300 million, is the global industry leader and the company that banks, hospitals and other industries rely on to help communicate with their customers.
According to the article, demand has surged partly due to growth of U.S. immigration over the last few decades and the recent boom in international business transactions. Language Line Services currently offers interpretation services in 170 languages and is looking to grow the company by 2,000 translators in the coming year.