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Amazon Plans to Create More Than 2,000 New Jobs in Costa Rica

•The company is looking to increase its local workforce to continue to provide exceptional service to customers around the world.•Many of the new virtual and onsite positions are eligible for comprehensive benefits such as private medical and de...

APRIL 20th 2020
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MicroVention Increases Aid for Employees to Combat the Effects of the COVID-19 Emergency

· Food and transportation subsidies have increased to support families during this health crisis.· Company maintains operations while practicing strict health, hygiene and social distancing measures.San José, April 17, 2020. The Free Trade Zone mu...

APRIL 17th 2020
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Samtec Will Hire 150 Employees and Donate Funds and Face Masks for the COVID-19 Emergency in Costa Rica

•The company will be donating 800 N95 face masks to the Costa Rican health authorities and US$25,000 for buying diagnostic kits and tests. •Expansion in Costa Rica will enable the company to increase its human talent in the coming months.&n...

APRIL 16th 2020
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SAP Enables New, Free Online Learning Tools

•Specialized courses are available to high school students (ages 16 and up), university students, and others who have an interest in technology.•The COVID-19 emergency has accelerated the adoption of digital platforms in education.•Students wil...

APRIL 15th 2020
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East West Invests US$2 Million and Plans to Hire 50 People in Costa Rica

San José, Costa Rica. April 14th, 2020. East West Costa Rica, a company in the advanced manufacturing sector that is dedicated to global manufacturing of components, sub-components, and finished products for original equipment manufacturers (OEM) ...

APRIL 14th 2020
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Establishment Labs Donates 1,000 Reusable Face Masks for Costa Rican Health Professionals

•The Med-Tech company focused on women’s health, donated the masks to assist the COVID-19 outbreak in the country. San Jose, April 13, 2020. Establishment Labs (NASDAQ: ESTA) allocated part of its human and technology team to producing 1,000...

APRIL 13th 2020
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Novartis Donates Hydroxychloroquine to Costa Rican Health Authorities to Fight the COVID-19 Pandemic

•Sandoz, Novartis’s generics and biosimilars division, is delivered the first doses of hydroxychloroquine to the Costa Rican Social Security Institute (CCSS), which is organizing its distribution to hospitals. •Novartis will also be donatin...

APRIL 13th 2020
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P&G Allocates Funds to Help 10,000 People during the COVID-19 Emergency in Costa Rica

San Jose, April 3, 2020. In solidarity with the country’s COVID-19 outbreak, the multinational firm P&G has implemented aid measures for 10,000 people in Costa Rica.“From the start of the emergency, we have been in contact with government agen...

APRIL 3rd 2020
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Intel Donates 6,000 Protective Face Masks for Costa Rican Healthcare Professionals

*This article was originally published by INTEL Costa Rica. •This donation is part of Intel Corporation’s initiative to provide one million personal protection items to health workers in different parts of the world.•Intel Costa Rica has ta...

APRIL 2nd 2020
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Free-Trade Zone and Costa Rican Companies Join to Produce Healthcare Equipment for COVID-19 Emergency

•Colab.cr initiative invites all sectors to join and create, faster and at a lower cost, necessary healthcare equipment, including waterproof gowns, surgical masks, mechanical ventilators, among other items.San Jose, Costa Rica. Wednesday, April ...

APRIL 1st 2020
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Coyol Free Zone donates equipment to increase COVID-19 diagnosis in Costa Rica

*Article originally published by the Coyol Free Zone.Costa Rica. April 1st, 2020 Furthering its commitment to the health of Costa Rica, the Coyol Free Zone (CFZ) is donating an Abbott m2000 RealTime System and 5,000 COVID-19 diagnostic kits, to su...

APRIL 1st 2020
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Remote Work, Flexible Working Hours and Vehicular Restrictions: Part of Actions Taken due to Covid-19

On March 6th, the Ministry of Health of Costa Rica confirmed the first positive case of Covid-19 in the country. Several guidelines were announced from then on, summarized below:1. Work from HomeThe public and private sectors must follow the guide...

MARCH 30th 2020
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Made in Costa Rica: TEC and UCR work to create emergency ventilators for patients with COVID-19

*Article originally published in Spanish by La Nación: https://bit.ly/2WLOmOa*Photo Credit: UCRThe Technological Institute of Costa Rica (TEC) and the University of Costa Rica (UCR) work on separate projects to create lower-cost rapid product...

MARCH 27th 2020
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University of Costa Rica Applies 3D-Printing to Create Face Masks for COVID-19 Emergency

*Article originally published by The University of Costa Rica: https://bit.ly/2vPvMtt *Photo credit: Otto Salas, UCRThe country is going through one of the biggest health crises in its history with the Covid-19 pandemic and this means th...

MARCH 26th 2020
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Costa Rica Imposes Temporary Travel Restrictions due to Covid-19

•Only Costa Rican citizens and residents can enter the country during the temporary ban.•Classes are suspended at private and public schools and high schools. San José, Costa Rica. March 16th, 2020. The Costa Rican government declared today...

MARCH 16th 2020