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HP to move 400 Costa Rica jobs to India

February 13, 2013

Technological giant Hewlett Packard (HP) announced the restructuring of its Global Service Center in Costa Rica, which involves the transfer of most of that operation to HP facilities in Bangalore, India.

The news, reported on Tuesday, will affect 400 employees, said María Luisa González, Human Resources manager, who added that 80 percent of the posts will be moved to India “due to a restructuring plan announced by new CEO Meg Whitman in May of last year.”

The process must be completed by October 31, and most of the employees will have the opportunity to opt for one of the 300 new positions the firm will open in other 19 units HP runs from Costa Rica, she added.

Currently, the company is in the process of hiring 150 workers, mainly technicians and engineers, for the new Global Engineering Services unit they opened four months ago.

The Global Service Center, located in the province of Heredia, will continue providing Spanish and Portuguese technical service to external HP customers.

According to González, this is the only change in local operations planned for this year.

HP is the largest PC manufacturer in the world, and in Costa Rica remains the largest employer in the free zone sector with some 6,500 jobs.

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