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We Help Organizations Communicate & We’re Hiring

Hello. We’re CLI.

We’ve been a family-owned company since 1996. Over the years, we’ve grown (a lot), but the heart of our organization hasn’t changed. We really care about helping people who speak languages other than English get access to interpreters so they can live their lives fully.

We love what we do here. And it shows! Our employees tend to stick around for a long time — an average of 4.3 years, with many people working here for 10+ years.

We’d love for you to join our team.

What We Take Pride In…

Our employees come from all backgrounds, experiences, and cultures.

A Great Place to Work

  • CLI is a woman-owned business
  • We’re included in the Top Workplaces, USA
  • Also recognized as a Top Workplace in Oregon for 8 years
  • And we’ve been named one of the Top Workplaces in Arizona for the 2nd year in a row

Benefits & Perks

A few highlights from our benefits package:

Health Insurance
We’ll cover 100% of your health, vision, dental, short-term disability, and a $10k life insurance plan.

Get paid to volunteer
Love volunteering but don’t have time? We encourage employees to take up to 16 hours of paid time off each year to give back.

Flexible PTO
Improve your work-life balance with flexible PTO, a workplace health and wellness program, and an employee assistance program.

Language class tuition reimbursement
We’re a bunch who tend to love languages. And to support this, we provide tuition reimbursement for language classes.

Flexible work options
CLI offers a variety of schedule types, from fully remote to flex schedule (depending on the role) to support our employees with their work-life balance.

Mass transit program
We pay for a monthly public transit pass for every employee in Portland and Phoenix (or a dedicated parking space — your choice!).

Matched 401 (k)
We’ll help you invest in your future with a 4% company match for your 401(k).

Professional development
We want to see you grow. CLI covers the costs of conferences, professional development courses, and certifications related to your area of expertise.

What’s It Like to Work at CLI?

Happy Employees Speak Volumes

Cultural Diversity

Do you dream of speaking other languages? Our employees dream in other languages!

Respectful Coworkers

Our employees value each other because we honor everyone’s uniqueness.

Everyone’s Voice Is Heard

Working someplace where you matter is what makes CLI a Top Workplace.

In a recent employee survey, some of the most common words that people used to describe working at CLI were friendly, diverse, caring, inclusive, relaxed, and fun.

“Certified Languages International (CLI) is a fantastic company blazing trails in the field of language services. It’s been a wonderful company to work with!”

— Paige Arriaga, Interpreter Recruiter

“I love this company. I’m proud to say that I work for a company that works so hard to service the LEP community.”

— Jay Habovstak, Ops Trainer

“CLI has taught me about a world I didn’t know existed. Discovering and helping with interpretation services has been extremely eye opening.”

— Andre Gerron, Ops Trainer

“The best part about working at CLI is making a positive impact on people’s lives.”

— Leonard Cook, Morale Coordinator

Come Work With Us!

We’re headquartered in Portland, Oregon, with a second office in Phoenix, Arizona. CLI offers a variety of schedule types, from fully remote to flex schedule (dependent on positional needs) to support our employees with their work-life balance.

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