How do you find, recruit and select talent?

Our ability to identify skilled and experienced talent stems from our experience in staffing. We know what employers desire and we look beyond the resume to find someone who can truly bring innovation and dedication to your business.

What kind of positions do you fill?

There are many opportunities for employment nationwide. The positions available through IWS fall into three categories:

  1. Contract Placement

Contract positions are short-term opportunities offered by an employer. The terms of the position are defined in a contractual agreement between the employer, employee and IWS. These opportunities can last anywhere from one week to several months.

  1. Temporary-to-Hire

Temporary-to-hire employment is typically three to six months. During this time, the employee works with the office staff, reports to a supervisor. This opportunity differs from contract work because there is the possibility that it will lead to a permanent position. In this case, permanent employment is dictated by the employer, not IWS.  During this time period, the employer can decide if the employee is best-fit for their organization.

  1. Direct Hire

Direct hire positions are just that. These employers are looking for someone to join their team permanently and seek our help in the recruiting, evaluation and placement process. These positions can be full or part-time.

Generally speaking, employers seek our services because they need a professional linguist with the desired skills to successfully complete these types of services:

  • *On-site Interpretation
  • Telephone Interpretation
  • *Video Remote Interpretation
  • Written Translations
  • Website localization and translation
  • *American Sign Language (ASL)

*= ASL interpreters are sought after for these services.

Are there any laws surrounding constitutional rights to an interpreter?

Yes. Laws that require a business or organization to provide a certified interpreter or qualified interpreter include US Code 1827, the American Disabilities Act and California State Bill 853.

These laws protect the rights of limited English proficient and Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Americans. In addition, the Affordable Care Act, Section 1557 requires medical facilities and healthcare providers that receive federal funding to provide qualified medical translators and interpreters to patients.

It also bans the use of bilingual employees and family members from providing interpreting services during appointments, since specialized and accurate medical information is integral to a patient's well-being.

I sent my application but I have not been contacted yet.

Please allow 24-48 hours from submitting your application to hear from us. If you haven’t heard from someone, please call 858-275-2568.

Do you only work with language agencies?
Yes, at the moment we only provide staffing solutions to language service providers to fill any open linguist positions.

What kind of certifications are required?

In general, holding a certification in spoken languages are not necessary for an individual to perform a service. The certifications available for interpreters are fairly specialized and are only needed in very particular circumstances. For example, court certified interpreters are only needed inside the physical courtroom. For other legal matters such as depositions, client interviews and meditations, a qualified interpreter can perform services.

However, for American Sign Language, we often recruit interpreters that are certified by the national Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.


For more information about Interpreter Workforce Solutions, please send us a message and a representative will respond within 24-48 hours.