Report Predicts Overall Revenue For Language Services Industry To Exceed Us$40 Billion In 2016

San Diego-Based Interpreters Unlimited Included in Top 20 Language Service Provider in North America

SAN DIEGO,  July 5, 2016—The 12th annual “Language Services Market: 2016” report by market research firm, Common Sense Advisory,  recently reported an estimated $40 billion is expected in revenue for the language services industry in 2016. The findings indicate that language companies are expanding beyond traditional interpretation and document translation services to offer high-tech offerings. Companies like Interpreters Unlimited (listed at No. 17 on the Top Language Services Providers in North America) are offering a comprehensive suite of globalization and mobile and web friendly packages to accommodate the market’s growing need to expand globally.

Shamus Sayed, vice president of Interpreters Unlimited points out that although traditional services like interpretation and translation are not falling by the wayside, offerings like web portals and mobile applications are increasingly being used to assist and enhance the customer experience. “We’re seeing an increased need to schedule more easily, do business faster, and expand our service reach.”

A June 2016 press release from CSA quotes its Chief Services Officer, Don DePalma, who indicates that “Demand continues because the market for outsourced language services and supporting technology is immensely important to the businesses, government agencies, non-profits, and individuals that produce or consume information.”

For more information about Interpreters Unlimited please visit or call 800-726-9891.


About IU

The IU Group of companies include: Interpreters Unlimited, Accessible Communication for the Deaf, Albors & Alnet and Arkansas Spanish Interpreters and Translators, and are headquartered in San Diego, California as a minority owned company.  IU Group is committed to providing equal opportunity in the work environment with its diverse team to aid in supplying linguistic and cultural interpretation services to clients. A combined 70 years in the industry and 9,000 contracted linguists demonstrates a surplus of leadership and best practices, which helped establish its respected role in the language services community. Its services include foreign language interpretation, American Sign Language interpretation, and document translation.

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