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National Instruments celebrates fifth anniversary in Costa Rica and reaffirms commitment to its local operation
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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 country, National Instruments (NI), celebrated the fifth anniversary of its operation in Costa Rica with plans to continue growing its local operation.

The Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade, Jhon Fonseca; CINDE’s Managing Director, Jorge Sequeira and senior managers of the company, celebrated the fifth anniversary in the country with an official ceremony at their building in Ultrapark II. This local anniversary coincided with the 40th global anniversary of the company .

The Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade, Jhon Fonseca, stressed the importance of consolidating the 5 years of National Instruments working in the country. "The announcements of this nature, as those made by important companies like National Instruments, only reaffirm the commitment and confidence of companies in the country. Job generation is a priority goal of this administration and from the foreign trade sector we encourage and support initiatives that lead us towards that direction.”

The General Manager of NI Costa Rica, Carlos Rios said "We’ve found a strategic growth partner for the company in Costa Rica, due to the vision that the government has had to invest in education and welfare of its citizens, which has enabled us to find highly capable and committed talent. This has allowed us to grow much more than expected, expanding the roles and functions initially considered and accelerating our vision of being a center of competitive excellence. As a result it has allowed us to position ourselves as one of the best companies to work for in the region, being recognized by the Great Place To Work Institute during the last four years of the five that we have operated in Costa Rica. "

The Managing Director of CINDE, Jorge Sequeira, said "National Instruments trusted Costa Rica five years ago to establish its operations and grow together the Costa Rican human talent. Today from Costa Rica, it supports customers throughout the Americas and also global functions of the company. This company is part of a robust services sector, which today brings together 139 companies in the country and generates quality employment to more than 50,000 Costa Ricans. "

Ríos from NI added that Costa Rica is a country with a strong ethical culture, which makes it extremely attractive. The collaboration between industry, academia and the government has also been key and remarkable. NI being an American technology company, the availability of engineering talent and the excellent English level of Costa Ricans was a very strong plus to install their operations here.

The company currently has 240 employees and expects to continue growing as business needs demand it. The company has hired staff in the areas of engineering, finance, customer service and information technology. Those interested in joining the database of this company can send their CV to the address Jobs.cr@ni.com

About National Instruments
National Instruments was founded in 1976 in Austin, Texas. Currently we have about 7,000 employees in 50 countries and serve 35,000 customers around the world. Our reason for being are engineers and scientists, who provide tools and systems that accelerate productivity, innovation and discovery so that they can solve many of the major challenges currently faced by various industries such as automotive, aerospace, biomedical, energy and communications.

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