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Retail Company Express Chooses Costa Rica to establish a Technological Operations Center
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Retail Company Express Chooses Costa Rica to establish a Technological Operations Center

  • Company will be located in Ultrapark, Heredia and plans to hire additional employees over the next three years. 
  • From its Costa Rican operations, the company will develop iOS and Android mobile applications, perform quality assurance work, and support the development of innovative solutions. 
  • The Digital Technologies subsector creates about 28,000 jobs throughout the country. 
San José, Costa Rica. July 21, 2022. Express, Inc., a fashion clothing company that operates retail, outlet, e-commerce, and mobile shopping channels, announced that it would establish operations Costa Rica, in a center dedicated to software development, quality assurance, and database management. 

Company operations on Costa Rican soil will form an extension of the technology team that works in the United States and together, they will provide support to all regions and countries where Express does business. 

“We conducted a thorough study to help us decide where to set up our expanded technology team and found that Costa Rica had the right combination of high quality talent, a collaborative culture and easy travel to our headquarters in Columbus, Ohio,” explained Greg Fancher, Chief Technology Officer of Express, Inc.
 
Fancher added: "We are confident that our Columbus and Costa Rica teams will work well together and contribute to our Company’s technological innovation and growth.”
 
According to Foreign Trade Vice Minister Paula Bogantes: “The establishment of the first Express’s technological operations center in Costa Rica, contributes enormously to the strengthening of the technology sector, which remains highly dynamic and positions the country as a front runner in the industry and specialized service centers. We know the company will find outstanding professionals in areas such as, ecommerce, IT and software development who can create the tools needed for an innovative and competitive investment climate We urge Costa Ricans to participate in this great opportunity and take advantage of it for acquiring new knowledge”. 
 
The company is currently undergoing a significant transformation of its business and brand, which is why they looked to Costa Rican talent as the perfect ally in establishing operations internationally and thus, further promoting our Digital Technology Services sector

CINDE Assistant Director Diana Salazar emphasized, for her part, that “the arrival of Express with a technological operations center boosts the growth of the digital technologies subsector in Costa Rica, in which increasingly more sophisticated and value-added processes are being developed.  More than 85% of the services provided from Costa Rica are delivered in English; this is a key differentiator for our country to become an extension of the technology team that will be providing support to all locations where Express operates.”
 
Salazar added, “Digital technologies are the country’s second largest job-creating services subsector, with close to 28,000 jobs, while Costa Rica leads the region in exports of these services by about $243 million per million inhabitants.”
 
Talent: The #1 Reason to Choose Costa Rica
Over the next three years, Express, Inc. plans to continue to grow and hire additional employees in Costa Rica, including Developers, Data Engineers, Database Administrators, and other technology professionals.
 
This team will develop iOS and Android mobile applications, perform QA (quality assurance) work, and provide general support through technology department solutions.
 
Those interested in applying may do so through the following link ExpressCR.

Express, Inc. is headquartered in Ohio, United States, and is rooted in a philosophy that style and quality should be united in one place. It also operates its own brands: Express and UpWest.

About Express, Inc.
Express is a modern, multichannel apparel and accessories brand grounded in versatility, guided by its purpose - We Create Confidence. We Inspire Self-Expression. - and powered by a styling community. Launched in 1980 with the idea that style, quality and value should all be found in one place, Express has been a part of some of the most important and culture-defining fashion trends. The Express Edit design philosophy ensures that the brand is always ‘of the now’ so people can get dressed for every day and any occasion knowing that Express can help them look the way they want to look and feel the way they want to feel. 

The Company operates over 550 retail and outlet stores in the United States and Puerto Rico, the express.com online store and the Express mobile app. Express, Inc. is comprised of the brands Express and UpWest, and is traded on the NYSE under the symbol EXPR. For more information, please visit www.express.com or www.upwest.com