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Costa Rica Concentrix Jobs Concentrix to Open More than 1,300 Positions in Costa Rica

Concentrix, a Customer Experience (CX) solutions company is working to increase its presence in Costa Rica with over 1,300 new jobs at various locations. With these new positions, which will be offered to start this month, Concentrix hopes to strengthen local communities through a variety of new job opportunities for skilled workers throughout the region. “Concentrix Costa Rica gives you mo...

Costa Rican Coffee Costa Rica is a Competitive World Leader in Agricultural Exports

Costa Rica's not just about rainforests and beautiful beaches. It is also a competitive world leader in agricultural exports. The country has plenty of experience in the food industry, coupled with innovative growing processes, superior soil quality, and a year-round growing season, have resulted in a cornucopia of high-demand crops sought worldwide. The country's coffee industry is known acros...

Costa Rica Jobs SYKES to Expand Operations to Liberia, Expects to Hire 600 People in 18 Months

SYKES recently announced that it will open its new headquarters in Solarium Park, Liberia, and will begin hiring the first 100 permanent positions during November and December. The company estimates it will hire a total of 600 people within 18 months, to work at their new headquarters. Bilingual applicants will be considered for positions in financial and telecommunications operations, while th...

3DCR :The Best Cutting-Edge 3D Design Provider in Costa Rica

Costa Rica based cutting-edge provider of 3D design and rendering services 3D.CR (www.3D.CR) recently announced its expanded offering of dynamic 3D animations, walk-throughs, and fly-overs with the release of the new 2020 REEL summarizing the enhanced capabilities. For year's architectural 3D rendering is the smart, contemporary choice for developers, architects, designers, general contractors,...

Costa Rica US Field Hospital Donation United States Donates Three Field Hospitals to CCSS

The United States donated three field hospitals to the Costa Rican Social Security Board (CCSS), as part of the U.S. government's ongoing assistance to nations responding to the global pandemic. “In times like these, we can only overcome the difficulties we face together as neighbors, communities, and governments. We stand shoulder to shoulder with Costa Rica during these unprecedented times. I...

Costa Rica Botanika Hotel Construction Officially Underway at Hilton’s Newest Resort in Costa Rica, Botánika Osa Peninsula

After more than 20 years as one of Costa Rica's most iconic billfish sportfishing destinations, Crocodile Bay Resort has begun its transformation into Botánika Osa Peninsula, Curio Collection by Hilton. Slated to open in October 2021, Botánika will belong to a global portfolio of distinctive, upscale hotels and resorts that cater to passionate travelers seeking local discovery and authentic experi...

Costa Rica Insecurity Security Alert U.S. Embassy Costa Rica-Escazu Municipal Police Services Temporarily Suspended

Location: Escazu, San Jose Events: Temporary Suspension of Municipal Police Services in Escazu (San Jose) Embassy contacts have confirmed the Policia Municipalidad Escazu (Escazu Municipal Police or PME, which is the largest police force in Escazu) has temporarily suspended public services after staff tested positive for COVID-19. PME officials have reported that all PME staff are observing ...

Why Costa Rica is a Strategic Destination for Supply Chain Rethinking

The COVID-19 pandemic has promoted to rethink different processes in the "new reality". Transcending sectors, the novel coronavirus has touched on – and fueled – one of the key points in innovation: the adaption to change, because those who do not will suffer even greater consequences. Industries that have led the charge –the process to rethink and analyze adjustments, given the situation gener...

Costa Rica Covid-19 Entry and Exit Requirements

Source: US Embassy Costa Rica: Until August 1, only Costa Rican citizens, Costa Rican residents who departed Costa Rica PRIOR to March 24, those whose residency is in process who departed Costa Rica PRIOR to March 24, minor children of Costa Rican citizens, and foreign diplomats will be able to enter Costa Rica. This restriction applies to land, sea, and air arrivals. Aircrews will not be subje...

Costa Rica Jobs Costa Rica Jobs: Teleperformance to Hire 335 Collaborators

Teleperformance, a multinational company that operates in the services sector, will hire 335 people in the next three months, due to business expansion in Costa Rica. Positions to be hired are related to bilingual and trilingual customer service in English, French, German, and Portuguese; technical support positions will also be available. In addition to employment, Teleperformance offers it...

Costa Rica Jobs SYKES Announces 450 Permanent Positions in Costa Rica

Starting this month, SYKES will offer 450 permanent technical support positions to applicants with advanced, intermediate, or basic knowledge of Cisco networks, operating systems, and programming. The company will be hiring from June through September. During the health crisis due to COVID-19, most positions will be work from home. In addition to technological knowledge, applicants must demonst...

PriceSmart Costa Rica New PriceSmart to Open Doors in Liberia, Guanacaste

PriceSmart announced that it plans to move forward with opening what will be its 46th warehouse club on June 17, 2020 in Liberia, Costa Rica. Sherry S. Bahrambeygui, Chief Executive Officer, commented, "In March 2020, when we first began to appreciate the uncertainties created by the COVID-19 pandemic, we temporarily suspended significant capital expenditures, including additional club developm...

Costa Rica OECD The Advantages of Costa Rica Becoming a OECD Member

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Aristotle’s words are an example of a beacon that Costa Rica has followed for a long time: work in pursuit of excellence. A sample of that was a major milestone in the history of Costa Rica’s foreign direct investment (FDI) when INTEL set up its operations in the country in 1996. This opened a broad successful path refle...

Costa Rica Economy Its Started: Moody’s Investor Service Downgrades Costa Rica From Stable to Negative

Moody's Investors Service, ("Moody's") has today changed the outlook on the Government of Costa Rica's ratings to negative from stable. Concurrently, Moody's has affirmed Costa Rica's B2 long-term issuer and senior unsecured bond ratings. The negative outlook reflects Costa Rica's increased funding risks due to higher borrowing requirements resulting from pandemic-related economic and fiscal sh...

Roche Costa Rica Roche Will Double its Operations in Costa Rica

The Swiss-based Pharmaceutical company Roche –a leader in personalized healthcare and the world’s largest biotech company– announced today that it will double the size of its Roche Services & Solutions operations for the Americas, located in San José, Costa Rica. The company will hire 370 new employees throughout 2020 and will have over 700 employees by the end of this year. Roche establish...

Costa Rica Flights Covid19 US Embassy in Costa Rica Announces Repatriation Flights to the United States

PRESS RELEASE The U.S. Embassy in San Jose and the U.S. State Department have coordinated with United Airlines to offer additional commercial repatriation flights from Juan Santamaria Airport (SJO) in San Jose, Costa Rica to Houston, Texas (IAH) on Monday May 4, Friday May 8, Monday May 11, and Friday May 15. The flights will depart SJO at 12:00 pm and arrive at IAH at 4:46 pm. This flight is o...

Costa Rica Intellectual Property United States Removes Costa Rica from Intellectual Property Watch List

The Government of the United States of America made official, through the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), that Costa Rica has been removed from the list the countries over which the Office maintains surveillance regarding the protection of intellectual property rights. This is stated in the Office’s Special 301 Report, which the United States issues every year to assess re...

Costa Rica Covid-19 Detection test Costa Rica To Develop Its Own Covid-19 Detection Tests

Currently, countries around the world are competing to acquire reagents and laboratory kits to diagnose the virus that causes the COVID-19 disease. Faced with this scenario, public institutions, private companies, and the United Nations have undertaken to validate an alternative protocol to identify the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus (Covid-19). The study carried out in Costa Rica seeks to ad...

Costa Rica Jobs Virtual Platform Provides Information on Current Job Offerings Available in Costa Rica

In an effort to combat the repercussions generated in the labor sector due to the COVID-19 health emergency, the Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency (CINDE) has designed a virtual platform to bring together all current job offerings available at multinational companies. To date, more than 950 positions are available. This initiative is part of a joint agreement, since February 2019, betwee...

Best Pizza in Costa Rica Sbarro: The “Original New York Pizza” Comes to Costa Rica

Family-owned franchisee brings the “Original New York Pizza” to Costa Rica, opens two stores. San José, Costa Rica. The Sbarro brand, located in more than 28 countries all around world, opened its first two stores in the country October & December, respectively, of 2019. The “Original New York Pizza” brings the flavor of a globally known brand for New York Style XL slices, along with an Ita...

Costa Rica Covid19 Important Notice Regarding the Repatriation Flight to the United States From Costa Rica

Location: Costa Rica Press Release — Level 4: Do Not Travel The U.S. Embassy in San Jose and the U.S. State Department have coordinated with United Airlines to offer a commercial flight from Juan Santamaria Airport (SJO) in San Jose, Costa Rica to Houston, Texas (IAH) on Monday, April 20. The flight will depart SJO at 12:00 pm and arrive at IAH at 4:46 pm. This flight is open to public booking; y...

Gay Wedding Costa Rica, destination Weddings for LGBTQ+ Community In Uncertain Times, We Still Dream of Celebrating Your LGBTQ+ Wedding in Costa Rica

During almost a year, Diverse Weddings, an LGBTQ+ destination wedding business, has waited for May 26th 2020, the day that same sex couples will be able to celebrate love and a historic moment for Costa Rica! Nowadays, we´re facing an unprecedented global health emergency due to Coronavirus Covid-19, with borders closed and an unforeseen impact in Costa Rica´s tourism industry. Diverse Weddings ...

The Costa Rica Star Offers FREE Advertising to Businesses in Costa Rica Affected by COVID-19

PRESS RELEASE : April 8th 2020, San Jose Costa Rica  Unfortunately the current COVID-19 pandemic continues to take many precious lives. The resulting economic fallout is negatively impacting businesses worldwide – in a truly unprecedented way. As the largest English newspaper in Costa Rica, The Costa Rica Star has long been an industry leader in providing reliable, quality news and informati...

Costa Rica Covid19 VIDEO: Health Alert U.S. Embassy San Jose Costa Rica

UPDATED 3/27/20 Source: US Embassy San Jose "Costa Rica has now announced 263 cases of COVID-19 in the country. As messaged previously, we urge all U.S. citizens who wish to depart Costa Rica to do so now. U.S. citizens who remain in Costa Rica should be prepared to remain in Costa Rica for an indefinite period. For the latest list on the very limited flights into/out of San Jose and Liberia...

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Jose, Costa Rica

Location: Costa Rica Event: Update on COVID 19 Situation in Costa Rica The Costa Rican Ministry of Health confirmed 87 cases of COVID-19 in Costa Rica. The government of Costa Rica has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice. U.S. cit...

Tourism in Costa Rica Costa Rica Ranks Top 2 for Tourism Locations of the Future 2020

Costa Rica has 6,5% of the world’s biodiversity and talent as its flagship differentiating resources which might amaze its visitors, just like it did to FDI Intelligence’s judging panel. They chose Costa Rica as the top-two country globally for FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) Strategy in fDi’s Tourism Locations of the Future 2019/20 rankings. Australia tops the list. The ranking belongs to the ...

Costa Rica Economy Moody’s Downgrades Costa Rica’s Credit Rating for 2020

First the US elevates the travel alert due to security concerns and now Moody's Investors Service, ("Moody's") has downgraded the Government of Costa Rica's long-term issuer and senior unsecured bond ratings to B2 from B1 and changed its rating outlook to stable from negative. The key drivers for today's downgrade are as follows: 1. High fiscal deficits leading to an upward trend in debt met...

Costa Rica Job Fair Job Fair in Costa Rica Aims to Fill 3,000 Positions

The 15th edition of the CINDE Job Fair will search for talent from March 6th to 8th in the Costa Rican Convention Center, in Heredia. Organized by the Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency (CINDE), the fair will include more than 50 leading companies in services, advanced manufacturing, and academia. They will offer more than 3,000 positions available for the first semester of 20020. Command...

Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting From Costa Rica

The US Embassy in San Jose, Costa Rica informs on voter registration: Start by confirming your voter registration with your state. Some states require absentee voters to register annually so you may need to re-register. Go to FVAP.gov to connect to your state’s voter portal to register to vote, request a ballot, and more. Once you confirm your registration, follow a few simple steps to vote in the...

public vs private healthcare hospitals costa rica Costa Rica Ranks Among the Top for Best Healthcare in the World

Costa Rica took the third position in the ranking of “Best Healthcare in the World” in this year’s Annual Global Retirement Index of International Living, criteria include costs for procedures, availability and cost of public and private insurance, and quality. With 96 points, this is the review for Costa Rica: "Costa Rica has some of the best healthcare in Latin America. There are two syste...

US Embassy Costa Rica US Embassy Consular Outreach Event in Golfito Costa Rica

The US Embassy in San Jose, Costa Rica announced the upcoming Consular event – routine services for U.S. citizens in Golfito. The embassy's Consular staff will be on hand to provide several services in Golfito on January 30th and to answer questions. Those who wish to RSVP for passport renewals, notary services, and federal benefits inquiries, must indicate their preference by writing to ACS...

Costa Rica Surf Tournament Costa Rica Interested in Organizing 2020 World Surf Championship

Representatives of the Costa Rican Surf Federation, Randall Chaves and José Ureña, the Minister of Presidency, Victor Morales, the Minister of Sports, Hernán Solano and deputy Melvin Núñez, met today to discuss the interest of the government in organizing the International Surf Association (ISA) World Surfing Championship 2020. The Government is looking into the options for budget to organize t...

Costa Rica Retirement Costa Rica Ranks Third as Best Retirement Destination in the World

Costa Rica went down one place since 2019 in International Living's Annual Global Retirement Index 2020, which is designed to be a useful tool for potential expats trying to find the place that’s right for them. "The Index is constructed of statistics but also of real-world, practical, on-the-ground intelligence, experience, and opinion provided by International Living’s editors and correspondents...

United States Costa Rica Donations The US Continues to Support Costa Rica’s Fight Against Drug Trafficking

The United States continues to offer its support to Costa Rica in its fight against drug trafficking and transnational crimes. For the first time in history, Costa Rica purchased a Maritime Patrol Aircraft using Air Surveillance Service funds. This aircraft, thanks to the U.S. government, is also equipped with state-of-the-art technology. The King Air 250 is joining the fight against drug tr...

Costa Rica Domestic Flights Skyway Airline Costa Rica Celebrates Second Season Offering New Destinations

SKYWAY Costa Rica celebrates its second season of service by adding new destinations and a new plane. Skyway took delivery on a new plane December 1. This plane is a LET 410 aircraft, SKYWAY is the only domestic airline in Costa Rica flying two-engine aircraft. New destinations being served this year include: Tambor, Palmar Sur, Manuel Antonio, Bocas del Toro, Panama. These new routes join exis...

Costa Rica Health Services Costa Rica is Recognized for Being a Top Medical and Dental Destination

Costa Rica, known and loved for its pristine beaches and lush rainforests as well as its "Pura Vida" lifestyle, has become the third most popular destination for tourists from North America who are seeking top-of-the-line medical and dental services at prices that can be 30 to 50 percent more affordable. Costa Rica welcomes fans and followers of adventure tourism and sustainability and, at the ...

Costa Rica Hybrid Seeds JH Biotech JH Biotech Starts Operations in Guanacaste Costa Rica

JH Biotech, a subsidiary of Jianghuai Horticulture seed Co. of Anhui, China, opened its new facilities in Guanacaste, where it will carry out research and development, quality control, marketing, and sales, as well as export and import products logistics. Costa Rica will be the company’s hub to commercialize seeds from China to other markets on the continent. The company established in Nanda...

Costa Rica Jobs Foreign Direct Investment Foreign Direct Investment in Costa Rica Created 6,718 New Jobs in 2019

The Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency (CINDE) announced its 2019 performance results. CINDE's work directly contributes to the country's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as set by the United Nations. CINDE particularly contributes to 4 SDGs - Decent Work and Economic Growth, Gender Equity, Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, and Quality Education - and as such reports its Foreign D...

Hacienda Altagracia Costa Rica Gencom Acquires Hacienda AltaGracia in Costa Rica

Hospitality investment and development firm Gencom announced the acquisition of Hacienda AltaGracia, Auberge Resorts Collection, a high-end resort in the mountains of Pérez Zeledón in the southern region of Costa Rica. The resort was originally conceived and developed as a family retreat and coffee farm in a storied agricultural town and has consistently ranked among the top resorts in Central Ame...

Costa Rica Jobs Visional Technologies American Company Visional Technology Expands to Costa Rica

Visional Technology LLC, an American company dedicated to supply dimensional metrology and inspection of manufactured components, has chosen Costa Rica as its first expansion outside Puerto Rico. This new operation will assist its clients in that country as well as the United States, Dominican Republic and Central America. Founded in 2001, Visional Technology LLC provides measurement technology...