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Two job fairs this week offer 3,000 posts

The Latin American University of Science and Technology (ULACIT) on Friday will host a job fair where companies will look to fill 500 vacancies.

The event takes place at ULACIT’s main campus in Barrio Tournón, northwest of the capital’s Central Canton, from 9 a.m-6:30 p.m.

The fair will bring together recruiters from 21 local and international companies such as Unilever, Amazon, HP, IBM, Cargill, Oracle, Sykes, Thomson Reuters, Pozuelo and Kimberly Clark, among others.

Companies are looking for technology and industry bilingual professionals to fill posts as content analysts, IT engineers, graphic designers, senior web developers, industrial engineers, electromechanical and mechanical engineers.

Recruiters also will be seeking bilingual staff for administrative posts including business administrators, accountants, human resources, manufacturing process analysts, distribution coordinators, receptionists, and others.

ULACIT’s associate rector, Marianela Núñez, said that companies will prioritize applicants with proficiency in two or more languages.

The fair schedule also includes seven lectures on topics related to enhancing employment options for applicants and how to strengthen skills to become more attractive to employers.

Entrance is free and those interested in applying for a post should bring updated resumes in digital format.

2,500 jobs available in Alajuela

Residents of the province of Alajuela and nearby communities can apply for one of the 2,500 posts available at a job fair organized by the municipality’s Central Canton.

On Thursday and Friday, representatives of some 20 companies will be at the province’s central park offering posts in areas including sales, marketing, security, engineering and others.

The event takes place from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and applicants should bring print or digital resumes, a passport-sized photograph, a photocopy of a personal identification, a police records check and both original and photocopies of all diplomas.

Among participating companies are: Desinid, INTENSA, Grupo Tical, Suttle of Costa Rica, Grupo Saret, Delta Security, Grupo Monge, Durman Esquivel, Automercado, Public Security Ministry and others.

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Matthew Frederick

So what, is everyone supposed to go work on a farm or be a fisherman on the coast?

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You are trading your freedom for money people. It is too late, the US Govt has you now. I am glad I left Costa Rica.

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Matthew Frederick

Ever heard of the Global Economy, this is how the world now work, to expect everyone to work on a farm or in a tourist shop is ridiculous, but you seem to have the answers. So how should Costa Rica fill their job markets with out any outside companies being involved?

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