Language Service Creates At Least 65 Jobs, Tampa Bay

Bi-lingual or multilingual job seekers have an opportunity to work from home thanks to a national language services provider.

California-based Language Line Services plans to hire approximately 300 interpreters throughout the state of Florida to meet increased demand among its client base for multilanguage interpreters. Sixty-five of those jobs are estimated to be filled by Tampa Bay job seekers with second-language skills.

Language Line CEO Louis Provenzano says the company plans to hire 2,000 interpreters nationwide. "With the number of cultural consumers out there, our clients are finding if you speak to the customer in their native language, they're a lot more likely to buy," explains Provenzano. "Approximately 15 percent of the 2,000 we plan to hire are slated for Florida," he explains. "Florida is one of our top five states for recruiting and we're expecting to see approximately 20 to 25 percent of those to come from the Tampa Bay area. That translates to roughly 60 to 75 jobs in Tampa."

Provenzano says those hired can expect to make between $30,000 to $60,000, depending on work volume. Many interpreters are able to work from home and experience isn't necessary.

"It really doesn't depend on experience," Provenzano says. "We have one of the best training programs in the country. Some interpreters make as high as $60,000 depending on the volume of work due to overtime and demand. And they don't have to worry about gas or paying for meals because they'll be working from home and setting their own schedules."

Languages currently in demand include Mandarin, Russian, Vietnamese, Korean, Cantonese, Portuguese, Arabic, Polish, Spanish and French. Those interested with the language skills necessary can apply online.

Writer: Missy Kavanaugh
Source: Louis Provenzano, Language Line Services
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