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How did we get here - A Timeline

Timeline

1903

1903

1903

Geneva Employment Agency opens its 6th Avenue office and provides work assignments for skilled laborers in a variety of industries and roles ranging from artisans to craftsmen, chefs, and everything in between.

1920

1920

1920

Geneva Employment becomes a leader in local job placement and adds new service opportunties for NYC’s diverse community.

1930

1930

1930

Geneva Employment Agency is instrumental in providing jobs to NYC workers during the Great Depression.

1930

1930

Geneva Employment Agency moves to Warren Street, expanding the number of office staff and services provided.

1932

1932

1932

Henry Buckstein joins Geneva Employment Agency and begins making an impact.

1950

1950

1950

Geneva Employment Agency begins providing administrative jobs as well as blue collar employment to government agencies.

1950

1950

Geneva Employment Agency moves to 14th street at a larger office location.

1960

1960

1960

Geneva Franchise Systems opens with remote office locations in Long Island, New Jersey and other locations in the five boroughs for the next ten years.

1969

1969

1969

Henry Buckstein becomes a principal of Geneva.

1974

1974

1974

Joel Buckstein joins the company.

1986

1986

1986

Geneva Temps, Inc. is established by the Buckstein family and provides interpreting and translation services to private clients and government agencies as well as staffing services.

1990

1990

1990

Geneva Temps, Inc. moves to 22nd street and shifts primarily to providing interpreting and translation services

1996

1996

1996

Geneva Worldwide, Inc. is formed to meet the multilingual communication needs of private and government clients internationally.

1999

1999

1999

Craig Buckstein joins Geneva Worldwide, Inc.

2004

2004

2004

Geneva Worldwide, Inc. moves to 35th street to provide space for translation project managers, interpreting coordinators and video remote interpreting studio space.

2011

2011

2011

Geneva Worldwide, Inc. is listed as one of the fastest growing companies in the United States by Inc. 5000 for the third time.

2012

2012

2012

Craig Buckstein is elected President of the Association of Language Companies.

2012

2012

Geneva Worldwide, Inc. is listed as one of the fastest growing companies in the United States by Inc. 5000 for the fourth time.

2012

2012

Geneva Worldwide, Inc. becomes an ISO Certified company.

2012

2012

Geneva Worldwide, Inc. moves to 38th street into a larger modern office space.

2012

2012

Geneva Worldwide, Inc. is named one of the top 100 language services companies in the world, and listed in the top 20 language services company nationwide.

2013

2013

2013

The Translation Team goes live with Plunet, our newest Operating System for project management.

2013

2013

Geneva Worldwide re-certified as an ISO 9001:2008 Compliant Company.

2013

2013

Geneva Worldwide, Inc. joins INC 5000’s Honor Roll after recognition as one of the fastest growing companies in the United States for the fifth consecutive year.

2013

2013

Geneva Worldwide, Inc., representing the Hundred Year Association of New York, presents Ms. Jesse Baum the 2013 E. Virgil Conway College Scholar Award.

2014

2014

2014

In recgonition for decades of quality service, Geneva Worlwide is awarded a contract to provide all language services for the City of New York in it’s first master service contract!

2014

2014

Geneva Worldwide re-certified as an ISO 9001:2008 Compliant Company

2015

2015

2015

Geneva Worldwide, Inc., representing the Hundred Year Association of New York, presents Molly Baum the 2015 E. Virgil Conway College Scholar Award.

2015

2015

Geneva Worldwide is honored by the 100 Year Association and CEO Craig Buckstein is voted on to the Board of Governors.

2016

2016

2016

Geneva Worldwide joins our national lobbyists (JNCL-NCLIS) to campaign on Capital Hill for language access and government funding.

2016

2016

Geneva Worldwide re-certified as an ISO 9001:2008 Compliant Company

2016

2016

The US Department of Homeland Security awards Geneva Worldwide and it’s partners a contract to provide nationwide language services across the US.

2016

2016

Geneva Worldwide CEO, Craig Buckstein, is honored for serving 10 years on the Board of the Association of Language Companies (ALC)

2016

2016

Geneva Worldwide is ranked #20 on the The Top Language Service Providers in North America by Common Sense Advisory. We are listed #75 worldwide!

2016

2016

We are thrilled and honored to announce that Geneva Worldwide is listed #5 in the The Top 20 On-Site Interpreting Companies in the US by Common Sense Advisory. We are listed #8 worldwide!

2019

2019

2019

Geneva ranked among the Nimdzi 100 Top Global Language Companies

2020

2020

2020

Geneva completely virtualizes its entire operations in preperations for the pandemic

Awards and Recognition

Geneva Worldwide, Inc. joins INC 5000’s Honor Roll after recognition as one of the fastest growing companies in the United States for the fifth consecutive year.

Geneva Worldwide is listed #5 in the The Top 20 On-Site Interpreting Companies in the US by Common Sense Advisory. We are listed #8 worldwide!

Geneva ranked among the Nimdzi 100 Top Global Language Companies.

Geneva deemed an essential business by New York State to help provide language services through the height of the pandemic.

Geneva by the Numbers

  • Languages serviced

  • clients serviced

  • Over 1 million

    face to face interpretation requests serviced

  • Over 10 million

    minutes of telephonic interpretation performed

  • 20 million +

    words translated

  • A million hours of audio transcribed

  • 120 years

    Servicing clients

  • A rotating cast of linguists

  • 2012

    ISO certified

Testimonials

“I wanted to thank you again for your wonderful help to get this meeting with our employee accomplished today. [The interpreter] was a pleasure – as you have been throughout this, our first exposure to requiring an interpreter for an employee. I thank you again and please know that if we should ever have need of an interpreter – we will come back to you and Geneva.”

Sarah J.

“Thank you again to your team for their work on Tuesday. It was wonderful! We really appreciate that the folks translating are so adaptable to our content and artists and it is just such a pleasure working with you all.”

James C.

“Thank you so much for your help interpreting French today. I very much appreciate it. You made the appointment go much more smoothly. I know I will be reaching out to Geneva Worldwide again for French translation services because the participant will need one or more follow-up appointments.”

Patrick D.

Our Vision for the next 120 years

Geneva Worldwide has been delivering superior interpretation, translation, and transcription services for the past 120 years. Naturally, the world changed a lot in that time, and it’s only going to change even more over the next 120 years. The one thing that won’t change, however, is our commitment to our clients. 

With our ability to adapt to the ever-evolving language industry, we plan on remaining a fixture in the field for centuries. In recent years, for example, we’ve had to make room for AI-powered tools like machine translation. While these apps are great for holding simple conversations, though, we know they’re not going to replace human interpreters. At best, the accuracy of machine translation ranges from 60% to 90%, which means the content these tools generate still needs editing by a professional linguist.

Of course, that doesn’t mean we can’t harness the power of AI to expand our own offerings, and in the coming years, we plan on adding services like event management and coordination. By incorporating the latest technology into our operations, we can spend the next 120 years making our services better, faster, and more accessible.

The world may be getting smaller, but expert interpreters will never become obsolete. In fact, they’re going to be needed more than ever for things like transcreation as more brands aim to reach a global audience. And as long as there’s a need for facilitating communication, Geneva Worldwide will be there. 

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