Last Friday, Microsoft opened the doors to its modern offices in La Sabana’s Torre Universal building, located downtown in the capital San Jose. The opening also served to celebrate the company’s 28 years in Costa Rica; 4 years ago, the company had just 60 local employees and today, it employs 1,500 announced the Investment Promotion Agency of Costa Rica.
Daniel Verswyvel, the General Manager of Microsoft Central America, commented, “Our operational expansion in Costa Rica is a result of our continuing efforts to transform and innovate with Costa Ricans, to such an extent that we continue increasing our presence in the country, so that we can continue strengthening our technological ecosystem and empowering all people and organizations to achieve more.”
He added: “Our facilities at Torre Universal provide the ideal environment to shape the future of technology and to work with our clients and business partners toward digital transformation in Costa Rica and the Americas. Our new headquarters were designed to create the best experience for our growing number of employees – to offer them a flexible and inclusive work environment, foster well-being, and encourage collaboration and creativity, while still maintaining our hallmark of sustainability and Costa Rican culture.”
President Alvarado thanked the company for its deep trust in Costa Rica and our human talent. “Accelerated growth from one of the most important companies in the world is a clear sign that Costa Rica has the resources, education, and highly qualified human talent to be a benchmark for digital transformation on a global stage, working hand in hand with companies like Microsoft.”
Microsoft’s expansion in Costa Rica has been dramatic. It has expanded from fewer than 60 employees just 4 years ago to today’s 1,500 and has created an average of 400 highly qualified new positions every year.