U.S. company Stratus Video is hiring Spanish-English interpreters in Costa Rica for its real-time video interpreting service for doctors and patients in the U.S.
On Wednesday, the Foreign Trade Ministry confirmed that the company will begin operations in January with an initial staff of 120 interpreters who will work from home. Stratus plans to expand its staff to 250 workers by 2017.
The Costa Rica operation will help English-speaking doctors communicate with non-English speaking patients through a video chat system that can be loaded on to any computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone.
Interpreters will all telecommute, therefore jobs are open to people all over the country.
Stratus recruiters are seeking Spanish–English bilingual staff, preferably with interpretation experience and with a broad command of medical vocabulary in both languages.
Applicants must have a private and quiet workspace at home as well as a computer with Internet access and a webcam.
Job-seekers can read the full job description and fill out a contact form on the company’s website, where they can also submit their résumés. Recruiters will then contact selected candidates to move forward with the hiring process.
Foreign Trade Minister Alexander Mora congratulated the company for its decision to launch operations here and said Costa Rica continues to consolidate its position as Latin America’s largest exporter of value-added services.
Based in Clearwater, Florida, Stratus Video operates 24/7 and handles approximately 65,000 calls a day with video interpreters in 17 languages.