The upward trend in August was most noticeable in the number of job postings from Slator LSPI companies and the number of LinkedIn user profiles associated with the Translation and Localization industry.
However, there was a slight decrease in the number of job postings on one of the job aggregation sites monitored by Slator, which mitigated the overall increase.
Augest 2020 Slator Language Industry Job Index (LIJI)
Observational data relating to activity across the language industry in the month of July 2020 showed good indicators of a resilient industry, with M&A activity rebounding.
In one of the largest-ever transactions in the localization technology space, PE firm Carlyle Group acquired a majority stake in Memsource, the translation productivity and management software provider.
There are over 600,000 profiles under the Translation and Localization category and a search using the keyword Localization also yields more than 600,000 profiles.
In addition to using data from LinkedIn, the Slator LIJI also culls data from a range of sources, including global job aggregation sites and additional direct company data collected from Slator LSPI companies.