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US company Suttle to relocate its Costa Rica operations to Minnesota

Suttle's relocation means the dismissal of the company’s 113 employees in a process that will commence this week and expected be completed within the next six months.

Dos Pinos acquires candy maker Gallito

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

Hiring outlook stable for upcoming quarter

Costa Rica’s hiring outlook for the next quarter is mostly stable, according to the latest Employment Outlook Survey from consulting firm ManpowerGroup.

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.

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.

Rawlings lays off 200 employees at its Costa Rica apparel operation

The jobs will be moved to El Salvador, a company manager said. Baseball manufacturing, however, will remain unchanged here.

El Gallito stores close after 106 years in business; more than 200 employees dismissed

The iconic Costa Rican store Almacén El Gallito, which in recent years sold mostly party supplies and furniture, last Friday closed its seven locations in Costa Rica citing financial problems.

Local cargo company dismisses 65 employees

The Costa Rican company has been in the cargo transport market for over 60 years and owns a fleet of 300 semi trailers.

Employment outlook slightly better for Ticos in coming months, survey finds

A recent survey of Costa Rican employers finds more companies plan to hire this quarter than last. But results show an 8 percent drop in planned hiring compared to the same time period last year.

Industry leaders say Costa Rica’s poor business climate drove out iconic snack food company

The company plans to move 50 percent its operation to the U.S., El Salvador and Nicaragua over the next five years.

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