By Rod Larse
The Journal 

Commissioners discuss language translation services

Meetings outside county seat remain unchanged


Last updated 3/29/2022 at 11:02am

RITZVILLE – With an increasingly Hispanic population in Adams County, commissioners discussed language translation options during its March 22 meeting.

Currently, county departments rely on bilingual employees for informal language translation, primarily between English and Spanish, in routine customer service situations, Human Resources Manager Amalia Perez presented said.

Perez described Language Link, a subscription service which provides real-time translation by telephone. At least one county department uses the service, while others rely on bi-lingual employees for transition when...

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