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Unemployment in Costa Rica falls slightly; more women join workforce
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Unemployment in Costa Rica falls slightly; more women join workforce

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 6, 2019

Unemployment in Costa Rica fell to 11.3% in the first trimester of 2019, according to data released last week by the National Statistics and Census Institute (INEC).…

President Alvarado visiting tech hubs in United States seeking investments in Costa Rica
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President Alvarado visiting tech hubs in United States seeking investments in Costa Rica

AFP and The Tico Times - March 6, 2019

The president of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, will travel to technology centers on the west coast of the United States on Sunday, where he will seek investments…

Employment outlook among industrial sector shows no improvement
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Employment outlook among industrial sector shows no improvement

L. Arias - April 25, 2017

The employment and production outlook among industrial sector companies does not look very positive for the rest of this year, a survey from the Costa Rican Chamber of…

Is Costa Rica’s gender wage gap really among the world’s lowest?
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Is Costa Rica’s gender wage gap really among the world’s lowest?

L. Arias - April 6, 2017

Analysis website FiveThirtyEight published an article last month about the progress of women's rights since the 1970s, including a finding that Costa Rica is second in gender…

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

L. Arias - February 16, 2017

The annual job fair of the Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency (CINDE) kicks off Friday, and recruiters from 57 companies will be on the look to fill out…

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

L. Arias - January 23, 2017

The Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency (CINDE) opened the online pre-registration of its annual job fair, scheduled for next month. The XXIII Multilingual CINDE Job Fair will take…

Private-sector employers wary of hiring during next quarter
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Private-sector employers wary of hiring during next quarter

L. Arias - December 15, 2016

Only two out of 10 private sector employers in Costa Rica are planning to hire more staff in the next quarter, consulting firm Manpower found. However, only…

Employers more cautious on hiring during upcoming quarter
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Employers more cautious on hiring during upcoming quarter

L. Arias - September 19, 2016

Opportunities for job seekers during the last three months of the year will be lower than those reported for the current quarter, a survey by consulting firm Manpower…

Amazon Costa Rica to hire 1,500 employees
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Amazon Costa Rica to hire 1,500 employees

L. Arias - September 12, 2016

E-commerce giant Amazon announced Monday that it would be hiring for 1,500 new jobs in Costa Rica to support the expansion of its operations here. Recruiters are seeking staff…

Canadian tech firm hiring for new Costa Rica operation
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Canadian tech firm hiring for new Costa Rica operation

L. Arias - August 24, 2016

Tech consultancy firm Konrad Group opened its doors in Costa Rica this week, its first operation outside of North America. The Toronto-based company has 45 employees here and is…

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