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Costa Rica, the Latin American home for Service Centers

English adaptation of the article by
Daniel Zueras, E&N Magazine; May 6, 2016.

Costa Rica, the Latin American home for Service Centers

 

"The world calls, Costa Rica answers" might be the welcome phrase for the small Central Ame...

MAY 12th 2016
Press Release

National Instruments celebrates fifth anniversary in Costa Rica and reaffirms commitment to its local operation

•Company began operations in May 2011 with 25 people and currently employs 240 associates.•Investment made in five years is around US$4 million.San Jose, May 12, 2016.  The multinational technology company in the services sector in the coun...

MAY 12th 2016
Press Release

CINDE stands out in the first place as the best investment promotion agency in Latin America for the second consecutive year

•Publication emphasizes the professionalism of the organization, the quality of the information available to investors, response times, post-establishment services and the information on its website.•The country also won first place in Latin Ame...

MAY 11th 2016
Press Release

Grupo Bimbo strengthens presence in Costa Rica with its new global services center

•Bread making global leader trusted Costa Rican talent for an operation that will provide strategic services in English.•Invested US$2.5 million in new center that expects to host 200 employees before concluding 2017San Jose, May 5th, 2016. Grup...

MAY 5th 2016
Press Release

Costa Rica: SYKES expands its operations and opens new customer service center

•This is the 4th building from SYKES in the country and will create 900 jobs in the eastern part of the greater metropolitan area.San Jose, April 21, 2016. The multinational services company SYKES, inaugurated its fourth operation in the country ...

APRIL 21st 2016
Press Release

CINDE presents investment opportunities in the country: Features the North Region

CINDE holds meeting to promote the attraction of Foreign Investment in the North Region with key actors of the area, as well as Government officials, community leaders, organized groups, Congressmen from Alajuela and community representatives...

APRIL 1st 2016
Press Release

AKAMAI Inaugurates Operations Site in Costa Rica and Announces 50 New Jobs

San Jose, March 29, 2016. The Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency (CINDE), the Ministry of Foreign Trade (COMEX) and the multinational technology services company AKAMAI, announced yesterday the new expansion of the company in Costa Rica and t...

MARCH 29th 2016
Press Release

Costa Rican aerospace cluster takes off bound towards international markets

In 2015, sectors associated with the aerospace industry exported a total of $1.557 million. Costa Rica aerospace cluster launched as part of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs annual conference held in San Jose, Costa Rica. San...

MARCH 8th 2016
Press Release

XII Edition of the CINDE Job Fair attracted 6.760 attendees

•The fair accounted a daily attendance average of 2.200 people per day, during its three days.•Company representatives note that pre-registration tool speeds up the recruiting process February 21st, 2016. With a total attendance of 6.760 pe...

FEBRUARY 21st 2016
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IBM´s Watson is being tailored to LATAM from Costa Rica and bringing 40 new jobs

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IBM´s robust big data analytics “Watson” will be
tailored for Latin America from Costa Rica.

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New operation through local partnership alliance
will create 40 new job...

FEBRUARY 17th 2016
Press Release

NTT DATA launches New Service Delivery Center in Costa Rica

•NTT DATA is expected to hire more than 100 local graduates and experienced professionals within the first year of its operation. •New Latin America center strengthens company’s global network with additional expertise supporting North Amer...

FEBRUARY 15th 2016
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Ingram Micro inaugurates second operation in Costa Rica

•Shared Services Center starts operations with 135 employees and foresees more hiring to service new functions and regions•New operation joins the cell repair plant established by Ingram in Costa Rica in 2013San Jose, Costa Rica, February 11, 20...

FEBRUARY 11th 2016
Events

Costa Rica will showcase why it´s become a Global MedTech Hub at M&DM West 2016

Did you know that:Medical Devices are Costa Rica´s #1 export productInvestment in incentives as low as 0% in income tax are offered by Costa Rica for MedTech projects.The 2nd largest exporter of Medical Devices in Latin America is Costa RicaThe 7t...

JANUARY 29th 2016
Press Release

Uber announces the creation of its Center for Excellence in Costa Rica, investing and creating jobs in the country

Uber will generate more than 300 jobs in Costa Rica during 2016.The company will invest 3.5 million US Dollars in the Country with the purpose of strengthening its customer service teamThe Center for Excellence in San Jose will be the first of its...

JANUARY 26th 2016
Press Release

Evonik to establish Financial Shared Services Center in Costa Rica

•Company anticipates hiring as many as 100 employees through 2017•Will serve the corporation in the Americas SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, Jan. 19th, 2015 -  Evonik Industries, a leading global specialty chemical company based in Essen, German...

JANUARY 19th 2016
Press Release

Abbott grows in Costa Rica - Celebrates 5th anniversary of its medical devices plant in the country

• Abbott Costa Rica began operations in December 2010 and has become a key player for the company in Latin America as demonstrated by its solid growth.•It staffs over 1.000 employees that produce medical devices used worldwide.San Jose, Costa Ric...

JANUARY 13th 2016
Press Release

384 English scholarship students completed their internship in multinational companies

•Close to 30% of the students from technical high-schools are hired once they complete their internships by the same companies.•Students belong to the sixth generation of the program promoted by CINDE.San Jose, Costa Rica, December 17th, 2015. T...

DECEMBER 17th 2015
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Costa Rica attracts 39 FDI proyects - Multinationals create 12,000 New Jobs in 2015

SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA--(Marketwired - Dec 14, 2015) - The Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency (CINDE, in Spanish) and the Ministry of Foreign Trade (COMEX) reported that foreign investment businesses in the Services, Life Sciences, Advanced Man...

DECEMBER 15th 2015
Press Release

VMware Reaffirms its Commitment to Costa Rica by Expanding Its Operations and Workforce

•President Luis Guillermo Solis of Costa Rica inaugurates new company facilities in Costa RicaSan José, Costa Rica. 10 December 2015. VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, today inaugurated its n...

DECEMBER 10th 2015
Press Release

San Jose - Costa Rica Leads in 4 categories on Ranking of Most Competitive Cities to Investment

-San Jose, Costa Rica also ranked third and fifth in two more categories.-International ranking analyzes 12 industry sectors and was elaborated by Conway, Moody’s Analytics, Tractus and Oxford Economics.San Jose, Costa Rica, November 23rd 2015. Th...

NOVEMBER 23rd 2015
Press Release

World Fuel Services expands operations of its Services Center in Costa Rica

•Company will hire bilingual employees in english and spanish.•Services Center will support operation sin Europe, Asia, North America and Latin America and foresees growth up to 100 employees.•Offeces are located in Forum II, Lindora.San Jose, ...

NOVEMBER 16th 2015
Press Release

Stratus Video announces arrival in Costa Rica

Costa Ricans will do video and real time interpretation for patients in the United States•Stratus Video offers telecommuting positions for Costa Ricans, using technology that the company provides.•By 2017 the company plans to have 250 employees ...

NOVEMBER 4th 2015
Press Release

Equifax to hire 400 people in Costa Rica for expansion in new business areas

•Global Information Solutions Company currently has 600 employees and will grow to 1,000 in three years.•Services will be provided from Costa Rica to North America, Latin America and Europe.Costa Rica, November 2nd, 2015. Equifax Inc., a multina...

NOVEMBER 2nd 2015
Press Release

Auxis to invest US$30 million and hire up to 700 more people in Costa Rica

San Jose, October 30, 2015. The services sector company Auxis, a consulting leader in management and outsourcing, the Ministry of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica and the Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency (CINDE) announced today that the leading ...

OCTOBER 30th 2015
Press Release

CASS to open operations in Costa Rica

San Jose, October 29, 2015. The company CASS, together with the Ministry of Foreign Trade and the Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency (CINDE) today officially inaugurated in Costa Rica a modern plant dedicated to the manufacturing of silicon-b...

OCTOBER 29th 2015
Press Release

Ingram Micro to Open New Shared Service Center in Costa Rica

Leading Global Company to Hire 120 PositionsSAN JOSÉ, Costa Rica, October 21, 2015 -  Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) announced today it will open a new Shared Service Center in Costa Rica to support its rapidly growing Latin America business. T...

OCTOBER 21st 2015
Press Release

Aspen Pharma to open shared services center in Costa Rica

•Company to become the first South African company to be established in Costa Rica in the services sector.•New services center to provide Finance and Accountings services to all Latin America.San José, Costa Rica October 13th 2015. The pharmaceu...

OCTOBER 13th 2015
Press Release

Okay Industries reaches $3 mill. investment in complex metal components plant in Costa Rica

San José, September 30th, 2015. The US company Okay Industries, from the advanced manufacturing sector, announced its expansion of operations in Costa Rica after investing US$640.000 in its manufacturing plant. This is the third investment the com...

SEPTEMBER 30th 2015
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CINDE launched investment strategy for communities outside the GMA

The Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency (CINDE), presented this morning a strategy to attract investment to communities outside the Extended Greater Metropolitan Area (GAMA) at the Forum called "Promoting Development in regions outside the GAMA"

SEPTEMBER 29th 2015
Press Release

Bosch starts its first Service Center in Costa Rica

First Bosch service center in Costa Rica creates up to 300 jobs Focus on finance, accounting and technical support services for the Bosch Group in North AmericaSan José, Costa Rica 23 september 2015 – Bosch Service Solutions, a leadi...

SEPTEMBER 23rd 2015
News

Costa Ricans can pursue doctorates with full scholarships at prestigious US university

•Initiative was coordinated during the promotional tour to the USA organized by CINDE and in which the president Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera participated.•Dole will fund full scholarships for doctorates that will focus on pineapple and banana ge...

SEPTEMBER 18th 2015
Press Release

CINDE launched investment strategy for communities outside the GMA

•Document is the first step to bringing more jobs outside the Central Valley.•The success of this strategy requires community organization and the work of the authorities in improving regional competitiveness.San Jose, September 4, 2015. The Cos...

SEPTEMBER 4th 2015
Press Release

Bayer opens Costa Rica medical devices plant - its first in Latin America.

•Investment amounts to US$12 million and will create up to 75 new jobsCosta Rica, August 27, 2015 - The Bayer Group opened a plant for the production of a non-reversible permanent contraceptive device today, with an investment of US$12 million an...

AUGUST 27th 2015
Press Release

Fiserv to add 400 new jobs in Costa Rica in the next two years

•The company is opening a new facility in Tres Ríos and requires additional talent.•Company stands out as the largest technology and innovation provider at a global scale for the financial service industry.San José, August 11, 2015.  Seekin...

AUGUST 24th 2015
Press Release

Roche opens $5.5 Mill. Service and Distribution Center in Costa Rica to serve 23 countries

Pharmaceutical invested $5.5 million for new headquarters •Optimization of its operations for the 23 countries in the Central America and Caribbean region.•Sustainable building in the process of obtaining LEED® certification. San Jose,...

AUGUST 12th 2015
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The Results Companies will hire 300 more people for its Costa Rica Operations

•Company has 700 employees and foresees to reach 1,000 by the end of 2015.•Services Center attends clients from the United States.San Jose, Costa Rica. July 16, 2015. The multinational company The Results Companies, which began its operations in...

JULY 16th 2015
News

Concentrix Celebrates 10th Anniversary in Costa Rica with Plans to Double Capacity

New building will double capacitySan José, July 15, 2015—On its tenth anniversary celebration in Costa Rica, Concentrix announced plans to more than double its capacity by building a new, state of the art campus. Construction should be complete by...

JULY 15th 2015
News

Young Costa Ricans develop talent and ingenuity to create world class medical devices

•Course coordinated with support from CINDE and taught by Professor Dr. Eric Richardson, from the Department of Bioengineering at Rice University in Texas, developed skills of Costa Rican students from the UCR, TEC and Universidad Latina.•Studen...

JULY 15th 2015
News

GEP company to install services center in Costa Rica and hire multilingual professionals in management and engineering

•Company will start the recruitment process for the first 20 professionals in the coming days.• Services sector company plans to expand its payroll up to 60 people within the next 12 months.San Jose, July 9th, 2015. The company GEP announced tha...

JULY 9th 2015
Videos

11th CINDE Job Fair Costa Rica

The eleventh edition of CINDE Job Fair in Costa Rica drove 9,800 participants during the three day activity.

JULY 6th 2015
Videos

Essential Costa Rica

Discover the essence of Costa Rica and what it has to offer: a concentrated nation of educated people, governed in peace, who seek the value of excellence & embrace nature.

JULY 6th 2015
News

CINDE announces: Cargill inaugurated CBS service operation in Costa Rica

•Company hired 200 people for its new operation services in the Oficentro El Cafetal, in La Ribera de Belén.•The company will hire employees with training in finance and human resources.San Jose, June 26 2015. The multinational company Cargill o...

JUNE 25th 2015
News

Mondelēz International to create new Services Center in Costa Rica and hiring 100 positions

•Global Snacking Powerhouse Announces hiring process  San José, Costa Rica, 15 de Junio 2015.  Mondelez International, proud maker of iconic brands such as Gallito and Oreo biscuits, Tang beverages, Trident gum and Halls candy, announce...

JUNE 15th 2015
News

Investment Promotion Tour generated hundreds of new jobs and educational cooperation programs for the country

•Multinational leaders included in the tour confirmed more than 350 new jobs in the corporate services and advanced manufacturing sectors.•New doors to educational cooperation opened for renowned US higher education institutes and Costa Rican ac...

MAY 25th 2015
News

Costa Rica and North Carolina Research Campus sign agreement on educational cooperation and research

•David H. Murdock, CEO and chairman of Castle & Cooke and Dole Foods, and President Luis Guillermo Solis announced the formation of an international agreement for research and education collaboration. Kannapolis May 14, 2015. Costa Rica ...

MAY 15th 2015
News

CINDE recognized as best investment promotion agency in Latin America by Site Selection Magazine

•Site Selection Magazine presented new international study which evaluated agencies dedicated to attracting investment across the globe.•CINDE was recognized as "leading investment promotion agency” in the Global Best to Invest awards 2015.San J...

MAY 4th 2015
Press Release

GSK consolidates services center in Costa Rica and announces the hiring of 150 additional people

The company records a growth of 300% in its payroll in the last two years.San José, Costa Rica April 28th, 2015. After just over two years of opening their services center for Latin America in Costa Rica, the pharmaceutical company GSK recently an...

APRIL 28th 2015
Press Release

Renowned international academics shared in Costa Rica the latest concepts in R&D of the medical industry

For two days, internationally recognized teachers from RICE University, University of Wisconsin Stout and University of Minnesota, shared with corporate executives and Costa Rican college students the trends and latest concepts in the medical indu...

APRIL 11th 2015
Press Release

Costa Ricans will improve their English proficiency thanks to agreement between Sykes and Government

The agreement, endorsed by the Ministry of Foreign Trade, is the first to contemplate English proficiency between a private company and a public university.

San Jose, April 10th 2015. The Minister of Work, Victor Morales; the Genera...

APRIL 10th 2015
Press Release

Costa Rica leads educational innovation in Latin America with first international Master’s Degree in Medical Devices Engineering

The Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica (TEC) in collaboration with CINDE and the University of Minnesota designed the first Master’s Degree in Latin America in Medical Devices Engineering.Students will receive the first of three classes taught by...

APRIL 10th 2015
Press Release

Akamai will expand operations in Costa Rica thanks to quality of exported services

The IT services company began operations in 2012 with 6 workers and, in March of this year, hired its 100th employee.Company plans to hire 60 more people over the next 24 months. Profiles sought in areas related to web management, customer service...

MARCH 31st 2015
Press Release

Emerson opened new facilities in Costa Rica and expects to hire 200 people over the next three years

• Emerson opened 120 new jobs during 2014. It currently employs over 815 workers who provide services in English, Portuguese and Spanish.• New facilities are located in Multipark, Escazú.San José, Costa Rica 18 March 2015. The company Emerson (NYS...

MARCH 19th 2015
Press Release

Bacardi inaugurates new global shared services center in Costa Rica

Company plans to grow to 150 employees in next three monthsBacardi will recruit from professional and technical colleges to fill open positionsOffice occupies 1.600 m2San José, Costa Rica, March 11, 2015 — Family-owned Bacardi, the largest private...

MARCH 11th 2015
Events

Shared Services & Outsourcing Week 2015

Costa Rica is the #1 location to set a Global Business Center in Latin America. The Hackett Group, 2013Discover why at this year`s Shared Services & Outsourcing WeekDiscover more about the Services Sector in Costa Rica• Costa Rica offers a str...

FEBRUARY 24th 2015
Press Release

XI Edition of CINDE's Job Fair brought together 9,800 participants

• Companies reported improvement in English proficiency at the XI edition of the fair• Minister of Labour and Minister of Education visited companies in the morning. Also did the CEO of INA, Mr. Minor Rodriguez in the afternoon.• On average, each ...

FEBRUARY 22nd 2015
Events

IAOP Outsourcing World Summit 2015

The conference that raises the bar for the entire industry
Costa Rica: As site of the #1 Outsourcing City in Latin America is THE opportunity to unfold at IAOP.
What is it
In its 18th year, The Outsourcing World Summit® is the premier event dev...

JANUARY 9th 2015
Events

MD&M West 2015: A Legacy of Innovation, A Future of Possibilities

30 Years of Medtech Innovation Culminates in One Event: MD&M West 2015.Did you know?Costa Rica is the 2nd largest exporter of Medical Devices to the USMedical Devices will be Costa Rica´s #1 export product in 2015
How has Costa Rica become a ...

JANUARY 4th 2015
Events

XI CINDE Job Fair

More than 20 companies and academic institutes are confirmed to participate in the 11th edition of the biggest bilingual job fair in Costa Rica, the CINDE Job Fair, to take place in la Antigua Aduana on February 2015.

OCTOBER 30th 2014
Events

Life Sciences Forum

More than 400 leading company representatives from the medical industry, providers and international experts gathered from the United States, Puerto Rico, Italy and Latin America.
Topics of great interest for the Life Sciences sector.
The consol...

FEBRUARY 12th 2014