Costa Rica News – For everyone that is looking to possibly move out of the USA and set up shop in Costa Rica, more and more technology firms are opening their doors within the borders of the land of Pura Vida.
Global technology and consulting firm CSS Corp has unveiled a delivery centre at La Aurora de Heredia in Costa Rica to service its clients in Brazil, Mexico and the US.
“Availability of multi-lingual talent and technical skills influenced our decision to locate the delivery centre in Costa Rica,” the US firm’s Indian born chief executive T.G. Ramesh said in a statement released here Saturday.
The near-shore centre for key clients, inaugurated by Costa Rica President Laura Chinchilla Friday, will have about 150 employees in this first year of operations.
With focus on cloud, mobility and analytic solutions, the US-based tech firm caters to about 140 enterprises worldwide, leveraging its domain expertise to effect strategic business transformations.
Lauding CSS Corp for setting shop in Costa Rica, Chinchilla said the IT firm’s presence would augur well for the country’s economic growth prospects.
“Companies like CSS become an important source of quality employment for Costa Ricans who demonstrate quality and innovative spirit at work,” the president said.
The centre will work on projects in software development, network and application support to enterprises.
“The centre will be a key site for business continuity planning and disaster recovery planning,” Ramesh said.
The company will also hire local talent with technical skills and language proficiency in bilingual English and Spanish language.
“We will provide technology support to clients looking at a combination of multi-lingual onsite and delivery expertise,” Ramesh said.
Foreign Trade Minister Anabelle Gonzales said Costa Rica offered quality infrastructure, human capital and a friendly business environment and efforts to position the country as a potential investment destination in diverse markets was paying off.
“The entry of CSS in our country is the result of the government’s hard work in association with the Costa Rican Coalition for Development of Initiatives,” Gonzalez added.
There are more and more job opportunities but the question remains will the salaries keep pace with the cost of living in Costa Rica?
Most likely not since most firms moving their business to Costa Rica are doing so to cut costs. HP found out the tax savings the government is offering for companies to come set up here are not worth it in the long run as finding employees and talent in Costa Rica is like trying to find a needle in a hay stack.
By IANS, economictimes.indiatimes.com, edited by Dan Stevens