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.
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.
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.
The jobs will be moved to El Salvador, a company manager said. Baseball manufacturing, however, will remain unchanged here.
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.
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.
The company plans to move 50 percent its operation to the U.S., El Salvador and Nicaragua over the next five years.
12Page 1 of 2