Amway is closing its services center in Costa Rica in 2020 in favor of fewer but larger services centers closer to Asia where its business is concentrated. This means that 200 people will be laid off.
Those affected will have the option to transfer to another Amway location. They will also be awarded all of the benefits required by law when being laid off. These include compensation, bonuses, extension of health insurance, professional transition services and emotional support.
The company started operations in Costa Rica in 2010. It offers digital platforms and data analysis tools for electronic commerce as well as training to sell through social networks.
The director of Amway’s corporate services center stressed that the closure is only of the services center and that the commercial operations in the country will continue. Amway is committed to the Costa Rican market, business owners and clients.