Interpreters Unlimited Selected To Work With California Department of Industrial Relations To Improve Communication

SAN DIEGO, CALIF., June 22, 2016– In an effort to streamline efficiency, the California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) sought out companies for a document translation initiative. The Department selected Interpreters Unlimited, a San Diego-based foreign language services and transportation company, for a translating services contract which goes into effect July 1 through June 30, 2018.

With this contract, Interpreters Unlimited will work with the DIR to improve the health, safety, understanding, and well-being of California’s residents with limited English proficiency. Government documents will be translated from English to a variety of foreign languages which include, but are not limited to, Chinese, Hmong, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish (Mexican), Spanish (Standard), Tagalog and Vietnamese.

“We are thrilled to have been selected for this contract,” says Shamus Sayed, vice president of sales & marketing of Interpreters Unlimited. “We will be helping the State maximize the effectiveness of its public programs and services through a comprehensive restructuring of business initiatives. Our efforts will help improve communication with English speakers and those with limited English proficiency. That is what we are truly passionate about.”

In order to compete for this contract, companies had to submit a request for proposal, six references, and show proof of providing qualified translators for each language requested by the DIR.  This process was open to private companies, non-profit organizations and government entities.

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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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