Eriksen Translations Awarded Training Grant from New York State Department of Labor

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Eriksen Translations Inc., a leading provider of multilingual services has been awarded a grant to train its staff in evolving technologies over the coming year. Among the 14 private-sector companies in New York City to receive the Building Skills in New York State (BUSINYS) grant, Eriksen is the only globalization provider named.

Eriksen Translations is pleased to announce that the company has been awarded a Building Skills in New York State (BUSINYS) grant of $41,291. The grant allows Eriksen employees to receive training that will keep the company on the forefront of evolving technologies and business practices. The BUSINYS grants, administered by the New York State Department of Labor, are intended to enable companies to help their employees stay competitive in the global economy.

“As the only language services provider and one of only two companies in Brooklyn to receive a grant, we are excited about the growth opportunity this presents for our staff and the firm as a whole,” said Vigdis Eriksen, President and CEO of the company. The training, which began this week, will include workshops with TRADOS, the software most commonly used by translators and project managers. With these workshops, Eriksen's team will learn about the newest features from the software company itself.

According to New York State Department of Labor Commissioner Linda Angello, “The rapid growth of international trade and communication makes the need for translation and localization services greater than ever. By awarding a BUSINYS grant to Eriksen Translations, New York State is supporting the development of this important, emerging business.“

Eriksen has a history of investing in its staff, and the BUSINYS grant is making it possible to take ongoing development to a new level. Along with TRADOS training, the company’s staff will receive instruction in advanced Microsoft Office software, Web applications, and sales and marketing tools. “Throughout their active expansion, Eriksen has done a great job of utilizing resources available through the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, so we knew they would make the most of a grant from the State," offered Kenneth Adams, president of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, a partner in promoting the BUSINYS grants.

About Eriksen Translations

Eriksen Translations Inc. is a leading provider of multilingual services in over 75 languages, including translation, interpreting, typesetting, project management, Web localization, and cultural consulting. Founded in 1986, Eriksen helps organizations in a broad range of industries excel across print, desktop, and Web environments in the domestic and global marketplace. For more information, please visit

About the BUSINYS Grant

Through the Building Skills in New York State (BUSINYS) grant, the New York State Department of Labor provides up to $50,000 to businesses to support training for incumbent (employed) workers in specific skills needed by a business or industry that leads to potential career growth and increased wages. Applicants must demonstrate that the training will result in the workers' acquisition of transferable skills or an industry-recognized certification or credential. The State evaluates applications based on local relevance to their particular labor market region, overall impact on the target population, cost, and program design.


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