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Akamai opens new facility in Costa Rica and foresees growth in the country

MARCH 18th 2019

San José, Costa Rica. Monday March 18th, 2019. The digital technology company, Akamai, inaugurated today its new facility in Costa Rica, located in Roble Corporate Center. With this, it will gather all its operations in the country as part the expansion of its services, which are exported from Costa Rica to the rest of the world. 

Established in Costa Rica in 2012, Akamai now has 300 employees. It foresees to increase its headcount up to 30% by the end of 2019. The company’s facilities are distributed in three floors within the corporate center. 

From Costa Rica, Akamai offers cybersecurity solutions and provides technical support to companies, upgrading internet connections and worldwide data traffic thanks to algorithms and software. 

The Minister of Foreign Trade, Dyalá Jiménez, commented that this company is an ideal workplace for specialized IT Costa Rican human talent. “Since its establishment, we have noticed Akamai’s sustained growth and we are glad to know that such upscale company has found in Costa Rica a place to stay. This expansion reflects the exceptional work force that our country has, where more people are being trained with highly appreciated values. We will multiply our efforts to continue strengthening education, services and the country’s stability so more companies like Akamai choose Costa Rica as its operations center.” 

Andrés González Hernández, Director and Site Manager at Akamai Costa Rica, thinks that this new facility consolidates Akamai’s operations in the country, thanks to the trust given by the company’s directors to the Costa Rican talent, which has exponentially expanded the services offered in the region.

Eric Scharf, CINDE’s Chairman of the Board of Directors, said: “Costa Rica is well-known for its highly qualified human talent. An example of this is that more than 300 multinational companies export goods and services of high-added value, worldwide. Last year, CINDE reported that these companies generated 12,961 new job positions. Our commitment is to continue supporting companies like Akamai to continue growing in our country and to keep attracting other new enterprises that bring qualified opportunities to Costa Ricans.”

Those interested in applying to a job position in Akamai can go to jobs.akamai.com. The company looks for professionals in cloud security, IT, technology project management, IT support, among others. 

About Akamai
Top brands globally rely on Akamai to help them realize competitive advantage through agile solutions that extend the power of their multi-cloud world. Our globally distributed intelligent edge platform surrounds everything, from the enterprise to the cloud, so customers and their businesses can be fast, smart, and secure. Akamai keeps decisions, apps, and experiences closer to users than anyone — and attacks and threats far away. Akamai’s portfolio of edge security, web and mobile performance, and OTT solutions is supported by unmatched customer service and 24/7/365 monitoring.

At Akamai, we see a world of unimagined potential, all enabled through the unique power of the Akamai Intelligent Edge Platform. It’s this power that creates the agility our customers need to accelerate and secure their multi-cloud world — and own their digital future.