As growth of the non-English speaking population in the U.S. accelerates, so does the dire need for accurate and effective communication. Firms are realizing the influence of the 50 million plus individuals speaking a language other than English. To respond to the communication challenge, LLE, has significantly increased their linguistic workforce to include an ongoing, aggressive recruitment initiative which has resulted in doubling its pool of professional interpreters within the last two years.
Currently the company is recruiting for Hmong, Tagalog, Lao, Vietnamese, and many other languages. In addition to carefully tracking client needs, LLE pro-actively recruits based on census information and world events which may impact immigration patterns. Presently about 20% of the U.S. population consists of limited English proficient (LEP) individuals. On an annual basis LLE handles requests for over 100 different languages.
Vice President of Linguistic Resources, Heidi Lacy, advises that the combination of experience, education and training produces a high quality, professional interpreter.
“LLE attracts some of the best talent in the industry. Interpreters typically have at least 3 years of professional experience, hold a bachelor’s degree or higher, and -- where applicable – hold professional certification. Additionally, interpreter candidates are carefully assessed for a wide range of industry- specific terminology, for cultural sensitivity as well as their ability to adapt effectively to different levels of languages. Finally, LLE’s extensive training programs ensure that interpreters stay abreast of any changes in our clients’ needs.”
“Our standards are high, and justifiably so,” adds LLE President and CEO, Kathleen K. Diamond. “The LLE legacy consists of nearly 30 years of delivering excellence in foreign languages, expanding the global reach for each and every one of our clients. LLE engages a professional, dedicated and experienced linguist community equally proficient in English and their native tongue.”
LLE, a leading provider of on-demand language services, delivers multilingual solutions at every point of contact within an organization such as telephone interpretation, email translation and online language proficiency assessment. Specifically, over the phone interpretation is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in 150 languages.
Since 1979, LLE has enabled thousands of public and private organizations across the world to deliver understanding to their limited English proficient market.
LLE provides technology supported language communications solutions to nearly 2,000 clients worldwide. With an integrated community of over 3,000 experienced linguists managed by dedicated language professionals specializing in over 150 different languages, LLE delivers accurate and reliable telephone and face-to-face interpretation, document and e-mail translation, language instruction, proficiency testing and fluency assessment. Since 1979, LLE has been recognized as a leading language services provider to government, business and non-profit organizations. LLE is a woman-owned, WBENC certified business with headquarters in Washington, DC, and a language technology center in Winchester, VA.