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CINDE Job Fair opened online pre-registration for participants to the most important multilingual job fair in Costa Rica

CINDE Job Fair opened online pre-registration for participants to the most important multilingual job fair in Costa Rica

49 companies will seek to fill 2,700 job openings. The fair will take place February 17 to 19, at la Antigua Aduana.

Employers look for candidates with and without experience to fill open positions

Pre-registration is an essential requirement to access the activity.

January 20, 2017. The Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency (CINDE) opened the online pre-registration process for those interested in finding a job opportunity at the XIII edition of CINDE Job Fair. In this edition, 49 multinational companies from the services and life sciences sector will look for candidates to fill thousands of positions for all those who master a second language.

Sequeira, Managing Director of CINDE commented "CINDE Job Fair is the largest and most specialized multilingual fair in the country, in which we seek to create a bridge between companies and people looking for a quality and well paid job opportunity in one place. This year, more than 2,700 jobs will be offered in the services and life sciences sectors."

The fair will take place at La Antigua Aduana in San Jose on Friday, February 17 and Saturday, February 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, February 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Those who are speak English and Portuguese must complete the free BELT and PIP language tests at This is possible thanks to an alliance with Idioma Internacional, specialists in teaching Business English. Those interested in applying to positions that require other languages must know that companies will interview the candidates during the fair at their stands.

Opportunities for all
The participating companies emphasized that they are looking for professionals and technicians with and without experience, as well as people who handle several languages, mainly English.

Gabriel Portes, H. R. Manager, 3M GSC Costa Rica added: " CINDE job fair is a great platform for candidates who want to get a better idea of the current job market. 3M GSC Costa Rica provides services in finance, HR, information technology, as well as process optimization and standardization. Currently, staff with advanced knowledge in English, German, Italian or Portuguese are required. For 3M, it is a great opportunity to be a part of this fair, since the talent, experience and professionalism of the candidates, as demonstrated every year, is of the highest level.”

Marco Bruno, Plant Director of MicroVention, Inc., explained: "Microvention Costa Rica is looking for both operational and technical talent, so that we can absorb the growth that the company is experiencing, not only current but also new production lines that are being established in our country. Positions as HR Generalists, manufacturing technicians, Business Excellence Engineers, etc. Cinde Job Fair is the precise event that Microvention requires to achieve the objectives set forth above. "

Annick Beaulieu, Human Resources Manager at IBM Costa Rica commented: "IBM Costa Rica is a Services company with 13 years of being in the country; it is a leader in technology worldwide and is a great company to work with. Since the first CINDE job fair, IBM has always been involved because it is a significant source of resources to hire. IBM has open jobs in Computer Security, Information Technology, Systems Management, Project Management, Technical Support, Software Development, Finance and Graphic Design. "

Participating Companies

Abbott Vascular, Accenture, Akamai Technologies, Align Technology de Costa Rica SRL, Amazon, BASS Americas, Baxter, Bayer, Bimbo Global Services, Bosch, Brightstar Shared Services, Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Centro Cultural Costarricense Norteamericano, Citi Service Center, Citrix, Concentrix, Convergys, CSS Corp, Curtiss Wright Controls Costa Rica, Dell Costa Rica S.A., Do Gestión de Talento, Encore Capital, Equifax, Experian, Fujitsu, GFT, Glaxosmithkline Pharmaceutical, Havas Magma, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, Kareo, Microsoft, MicroVention, Moody´s Analytics, National Instruments, NTT DATA Costa Rica, Regroup, Roche, Siemens, Smile Direct Club, SYKES, Teleperformance Costa Rica, The Results Companies, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Thomson Reuters, Western Union, Wizard Instituto de Idiomas, WNS y 3M.

CJF 2016 Results

6,800 people attended

• Three months after the XII edition of CJF
§ 35% of respondents were contacted by a company 12 weeks after the fair.
§ Of the respondents who were contacted, 7 out of 10 began a recruitment process in that period.
§ 18% of the respondents received a formal job offer within the first three months.

• Language tests
§ The BELT test was completed by 7,698 people
§ 7 out of 10 have intermediate level (B1 and B2).
§ 18% are advanced level (C1-C2).
§ The PIP test (Portuguese) was completed by 691 people
§ 6 out of 10 have intermediate intermediate level (B1 and B2).
§ 3 out of 10 are advanced level (C1-C2).