Founded in 1666, Newark, New Jersey is one of the oldest cities in the United States. Currently, the largest city in the state of New Jersey, Newark is east of Essex County, with a population of over 281,700. Newark is truly an enormous urban center and, when we expand the view to Essex County as a whole, that population swells to over 808,000. Those numbers have continued on a slow and steady upward trend since at least 2010.
One of the driving factors behind such massive numbers is industry. The availability of large, corporate entities and manufacturing provides the opportunity for employment and growth for residents. And a steady influx of new residents creates a growing labor force and consumers for local businesses. Corporations headquartered in New Jersey include Prudential, Panasonic (North America) and Audible.com.
Light manufacturing and transportation are strong components of Newark’s economy and one of the places at which language translation can be of greatest use.
As foreign-born residents arrive and settle in, their first focus is most often becoming naturalized and locating employment. Among their most common points of origin are:
In an effort to locate employment, language can become a barrier. As growth continues in New Jersey’s light manufacturing community it becomes an issue for the employer as well. Maintaining and growing a workforce through training is a key element. Translation of human resources content such as employee handbooks and safety training is both a matter of creating an effective labor pool and business responsibility. In some cases, ensuring training efficacy for those with Limited English Proficiency is important, video translation for training can be used to overcome these obstacles, engage and develop a productive workforce.
Another staple of Newark’s growth is Higher Education. Institutions including Berkeley College Campus, New Jersey Institute of Technology and Rutgers are all very active members of the economic landscape. Together, they serve over 60,000 faculty and students. New Jersey Institute of Technology boasts students from 23 countries, alone. For those universities to market their programs to International students is a smart business move. Diversity in the student body enriches the university campus and its educational staff. It is important for this university to produce multilingual translation of content to attract international students when they are searching for options to study in the US.
When the need for communication through translation becomes clear, contact JR Language Translation Services. We deliver translation services for Newark’s large corporate entities and small start-ups to develop translated contracts, handbooks, and safety materials that ensure your business has fulfilled the steps needed to maintain a multilingual, efficient workforce.