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(QCOSTARICA) Walmart will be hiring 64 people for its new Masxmenos store soon to open in Cuidad Colon.

The company announced it will be holding a job fair on Friday, May 22, from 8:30am to 4:00pm at the Santa Ana store.

The Cuidad Colon store, expected to open next month, is the 31st by the chain.

Walmart entered the region in 205 and became Walmart Centroamerica in 2006. In 2009, Walmart Mexico acquired Walmart’s operations in Central America from Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and two minority partners. In 2010, Walmart Mexico became  Walmart de Mexico y Centroamerica. Walmart is the largest retailer in Central America with stores in: Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua. Our headquarters are in San Jose, Costa Rica.

In Costa Rica it counts with 219 retail units: 30 Masxmenos, 30 Maxi Pali, 151 Pali and 8 Walmart Supercenters.

Bridgestone Costa Rica To Hire 150
In other job news, Bridgestone Costa Rica announced the creation of 150 new positions for its Shared Services Center for Latin America.

Bridgestone says it will hire the first 50 people right away and the balance before the end of the year.

The Shared Services Center was opened in October 2012 and currently employes 150.

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