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Intel transforms 1,500 blue-collar jobs into 2,000+ white-collar positions
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Intel transforms 1,500 blue-collar jobs into 2,000+ white-collar positions

Tom Rosenberger - February 8, 2016

In 2014, Intel closed its assembly and shipping facility in Belén, northwest of San José, where 1,500 employees worked in the assembly and distribution of computer components.…

From classrooms to the office, Intel addresses high-tech gender gap in Costa Rica
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From classrooms to the office, Intel addresses high-tech gender gap in Costa Rica

Mitzi Stark - February 4, 2016

In Costa Rica, as in many other countries, there is intense demand for electrical, electronic and computer engineers – yet only 15 percent of those choosing engineering…

Intel says there is no US pay gap between men and women at the chipmaker
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Intel says there is no US pay gap between men and women at the chipmaker

Jena McGregor | The Washington Post - February 3, 2016

On Wednesday, Intel released what in some ways has become de rigueur for a technology company: Its annual report on diversity. This exercise in public humility, in…

Costa Rica exports down 15 percent in 2015, mostly thanks to Intel exit
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Costa Rica exports down 15 percent in 2015, mostly thanks to Intel exit

L. Arias - January 27, 2016

The total value of export goods from Costa Rica last year fell by nearly 15 percent compared to 2014. However, trade officials attributed the decline to the closure in 2014 of…

Employers looking to fill 3,000 vacant jobs at CINDE fair next month
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Employers looking to fill 3,000 vacant jobs at CINDE fair next month

L. Arias - January 21, 2016

The job market in Costa Rica is off to a good start with announcements from companies that will launch or expand operations and others that will be actively hiring during the 12th edition…

Intel hiring for new Costa Rica operation
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Intel hiring for new Costa Rica operation

L. Arias - November 18, 2015

Multinational technology company Intel is recruiting professional and technical staff for its new research and development center in Costa Rica, which the company officially announced Tuesday in San…

Intel expands Costa Rica operations
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Intel expands Costa Rica operations

L. Arias - November 16, 2015

On the heels of last year's closure of chip manufacturer Intel's assembly plant in Costa Rica, the company announced Monday that it's opening a new Client Computing Group (CCG) in Costa…

Costa Rica exports show slight growth in 2015
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Costa Rica exports show slight growth in 2015

L. Arias - October 27, 2015

Exports of goods from Costa Rica rose 2.3 percent in the first nine months of 2015 compared with the same period of 2014, the Foreign Trade Ministry…

Costa Rica exports down 16 percent in first six months of 2015; ‘Intel effect’ continues
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Costa Rica exports down 16 percent in first six months of 2015; ‘Intel effect’ continues

L. Arias - July 24, 2015

Total exports of Costa Rican goods fell by 16 percent in the first half of the year over the same period in 2014, Foreign Trade (COMEX) Minister…

Intel’s exit still affecting Costa Rica export figures
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Intel’s exit still affecting Costa Rica export figures

L. Arias - March 27, 2015

The total value of Costa Rica’s exports fell by 17.5 percent during the first two months of this year compared to the same period of 2014, the…