QCOSTARICA – Equifax Inc., the multinational company in the financial services sector, will be hiring 400 people over the next three years in its shared services centre in Costa Rica, to support operations in 19 countries in North America, Latin America and Europe.
The expansion will enable the Costa Rica centre to strengthen its Information Technologies, Information Security and Business Operations in support of new lines of business, products and services. Additionally, it will deliver global functions that support Finance, Accounting and Procurement.
Costa Rica President Luis Guillermo Solis welcomed the news and said that during his recent visit to the United States he met with executives from Equifax to assess the possibility of expanding its presence in Costa Rica. “Today we welcome the opening of new quality jobs that offer growth opportunities for Costa Ricans. These announcements confirm that the country generates confidence in high level foreign investment.”
“We are pleased to continue to grow our operations in Costa Rica,” said Andy Bodea, Chief Global Operations Officer for Equifax. “Our experience in Costa Rica has been excellent and the support we’ve received from the government, CINDE and our partners has been instrumental in our decision to continue to expand here.”
Minister of Foreign Trade, Alexander Mora, said “Equifax is one of the pillars that allowed the development of the services sector in Costa Rica … We hope it continues growing its business for many years and benefiting hundreds of Costa Ricans with quality job opportunities.”
“Equifax has invested millions of dollars in Costa Rica to date and it plans to virtually double its investment by the end of 2018, which is very good news for the country,” said Jorge Sequeira, managing director of the Coalición Costarricense de Iniciativas de Desarrollo (Cinde) – Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency.
The employment opportunities are listed on the company’s website.