News : Amazon to Create 1,000 New Jobs in Costa Rica
Oct 8, 2014 -- Amazon Support Services Costa Rica inaugurated its fourth call center this morning and announced that it will increase its Costa Rican personnel by nearly 50 percent by the end of 2014, hiring 1,000 new employees.
"We’re here to stay," said Scott Kubicki, Amazon’s vice president for international seller support. "And we’re here to grow."
Site leader Christian Rodríguez said the new center will support not only global Amazon sellers, but also Costa Rica businesses of all sizes.
President Luis Guillermo Solís, who helped cut the ribbon at the new center, highlighted the news as a testament to Costa Rica’s long-standing commitment to education – and took advantage of the opportunity to strike back at those who would drastically reduce the government’s budget. When funding for education is threatened, "you’ll find that I’m not a president who goes and hides," he said.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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Published: Friday, October 10, 2014