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University of Pennsylvania

More multilingual workers needed

PHILADELPHIA When Dawn Taylor, 37, a doctoral candidate at Pennsylvania State University, started her part-time translation business in February 2013, she earned $15,000 that year. This year, because business is good, she expects to make $45,000 for part-time work. Taylor's job helps prove what the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics predicted in 2012 jobs for translators will grow by 2022. "These professions support commerce and diplomacy in an increasingly globalized world," said Donald DePalma, the founder of Common Sense Advisory, a Cambridge, Mass., research group that charts business for translators. "We are in a world economy where...