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Costa Rica's business climate

Employment outlook among industrial sector shows no improvement

Industrial entrepreneurs consider the country's high electricity tariffs as the main factor affecting their companies’ competitiveness, as well as costs of social security, high fuel prices, bad road infrastructure, unfair competition from informal businesses, and high taxes.

Recruiters: Preparation is key to success at upcoming CINDE Job Fair 

What does it take to stand out at the CINDE Multilingual Job Fair this weekend in San José? CINDE and company representatives give you the inside scoop.

Companies to offer 2,700 posts for bilingual staff at job fair

Job seekers are required to register online before attending the event. Companies at the fair will be conducting job interviews with pre-registered candidates only.

Dos Pinos acquires candy maker Gallito

After a scare earlier this year, Gallito candies will continue to be made in Costa Rica after all.

Majority of companies in Costa Rica are family affairs

Nearly 80 percent of private companies here are family-owned, according to a recent survey by the Costa Rican Chamber of Family Businesses.

Gallito candy, chocolates won’t be ‘Made in Costa Rica’ anymore

Morenitos, Violetas, Milanes, Guayabitas, Tapitas and other Gallito brand candies will no longer be made here. The century-old Gallito started as a small store in downtown San José.

Business confidence still low in Costa Rica

Wariness about the country’s employment and economic situation caused a slight decline in confidence among business sector leaders during the first quarter of this year, according to a recent survey.

Top Costa Rica business stories of 2015

The avocado war, the departure Alimentos Jack's and more: A roundup of Costa Rica's most relevant business stories during 2015.

Appliance company Mabe closes Costa Rica plant, lays off 445 employees

Mexican appliance manufacturer Mabe on Friday announced the closure of its refrigerator manufacturing plant in Costa Rica and the immediate dismissal of 445 of its 540 employees.

San José tops rankings of most competitive cities in Latin America

Costa Rica's capital leads the region in four of the 12 categories of “The World's Most Competitive Cities 2015” ranking that analyzes the most attractive cities for investment worldwide.

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