Foreign firms announce more than 2,000 new job openings in Costa Rica

May 10, 2016

Five foreign-owned companies have recently announced the expansion of their operations in Costa Rica and are currently offering 2,200 new jobs at professional and technical levels.

Bakery giant Bimbo opened its new global services center last week in Tres Ríos, Cartago, and announced plans to hire 200 people. The new center will provide administrative services in finance and accounting to Bimbo’s operations worldwide and also customer service for the company’s English-speaking markets.

Those interested in applying should send their résumés in English to: workwithus@grupobimbo.com.

Business outsourcing services company Sykes is currently seeking to hire 900 new workers for its customer service and sales departments. New employees will manage the company’s operations with customers across the Americas.

The company is looking for bilingual applicants fluent in English or Portuguese. Applications can be submitted online at the company’s website.

E-commerce giant Amazon is also hiring staff to fill 700 new positions for its local operation. Interested candidates can find the full list of available posts at Amazon’s jobs website.

U.S. pharmaceutical corporation Pfizer is looking for 200 bilingual (Spanish-English) professionals in business administration, finance and accounting for its financial shared services center in Costa Rica. Applications should be submitted online.

Finally, the local office of U.S. human resources consulting firm Manpower reported that it is seeking 200 people for manufacturing, accounting and finance positions. The company is also offering 50 internships in computer engineering and business administration.

Candidates should send their résumés in English to: reclutadorcr3@manpower.com.mx, or bring print versions to Manpower’s offices in Pavas, west of San José.

In 2015, Costa Rica attracted a total of 39 foreign investment projects, mainly in service industries and manufacturing technology, according to the Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency (CINDE). Nearly 12,000 new jobs came with these investments, according to the Social Security System.

There are currently 139 companies running shared services centers in Costa Rica. These operations offer 75 types of services in 10 languages, according to CINDE.

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