Representatives of the IBM company, located in the American zone in Heredia just outside of San Jose, Costa Rica, inaugurated the Service Center and announced new Information Technology jobs. This project is part of an expansion plan that has already begun and will end in 2014.
IBM will invest $300 million and employ about 1,000 professionals. The CEO of that company’s Global Services, Patt Romero Croin, said the new facility will support customers in the areas of security, data warehousing, business analysis and other services required by companies.
The President of the Republic, Laura Chinchilla, who participated in the opening accompanied by the ministers of Foreign Trade, Anabel Gonzalez, and Science and Technology, Alejandro Cruz, expressed his admiration for the company.
“This investment allows us to make up steps in the pyramid of technology and innovation,” said the president.
IBM has garnered five Nobel laureates and that patents have changed the way of life for millions of people around the world.
Foreign Trade Minister, Anabel Gonzalez, said that IBM has professionals in over 170 countries with the largest number of industry experts.