Fairs this week offer 5,000 job openings

February 17, 2015

This is a good week for job-seekers in Costa Rica as three separate job fairs will feature openings for 5,000 posts starting Tuesday.

Universidad Latina will host the first, where 30 companies will be looking to fill some 900 vacancies in management and administrative and operational posts.

Entrance is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the university’s campus in Heredia on Tuesday, and at their San Pedro campus on Wednesday.

Recruiters will be looking to hire staff in the following areas: management, communications, web design, information technology, sales, marketing, tourism, engineering, accounting, finances, human resources and customer service, among others.

Participating companies include: Intel, IEEE, Enhmed, Multivex, Amazon, Sykes, Lafise Bank, Pepsi, Let’s go internship, Pantera Negra Global, Growth Acceleration Partners, Rule Financial, Hewlett Packard (HP), LI Bean, Coopenae, TIMS, McKinsey, Belcorp, Teleperformance, Phillip Morris tobacco, Western Union, CIAP, QSR International (KFC, Quiznos), Hotel Andaz, Cemex, KCC, Terranova Travel Agency and Unilever.

From Feb. 20-22, the Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency (CINDE) will host its XI CINDE Job Fair at the Antigua Aduana facilities east of downtown San José, where 3,800 posts will be available.

CINDE’s fair aims primarily at attracting staff fluent in two or more languages, as vacancies are for multinational companies attracted to Costa Rica by the agency.

This year’s edition will bring together a total of 48 companies from the services, advanced manufacturing, life sciences and human resources sectors. They will be looking to hire staff with an advanced command of English, Portuguese, French, Italian, German and Mandarin.

Openings are available in both professional and technical areas, including accounting, human resources, finances, engineering, web development, software development, information technology, network administration and others.

Those interested in attending the fair should fill out an online pre-registration form with personal details, contact information and work experience. For a full list of participating companies and to fill out the form, click here.

The municipality of the southwestern San José canton of Escazú also will host a two-day job fair starting Thursday, which brings together 23 companies from the commerce and services areas, all based west of the capital.

The fair will be held at Escazú’s central park from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and recruiters will accept both print and digital résumés.

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