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San Jose airport lays off 22 caused by COVID-19

(QCOSTARICA) The San Jose airport manager, Aeris, confirmed the dismissal of 22 people on August 28 as a result of the pandemic caused by COVID-19 and the reduction in airport operations. The company said the cutbacks are in the administrative and operational areas. It also assured...

High End Escazu Hotel Lays Off 400

At least 400 people were laid off by the Intercontinental Hotel, located in Escazú, across from the Multiplaza shopping center, as a result of the crisis experienced by the global pandemic due to COVID-19. The Q was able to obtain a copy of the letter...

Coronavirus: New law to reduce working hours protects almost 2,800 workers

Costa Rica President Carlos Alvarado signed into law the recently approved bill that allows the reduction of working hours, which will prevent nearly 2,800 people from losing their jobs. Lawyer Álvaro Aguilar, explained the new law in an interview on Monday on the Teletica Radio...

Smile Direct lays off more than 100 employees

More than 100 people were laid off from their jobs at the Smile Direct Club, located in Alajuela where the plant operates. The company, dedicated to the production of orthodontic devices, has been operating in the country since 2016. It also has facilities in...

Wage increase will increease layoffs – business group

A wage increase in the current economic slowdown would impact businesses, create layoffs and lead to bankruptcies says the National Council of Private Enterprise (Conep), Any adjustment to the salary at this time will impact operations and increase layoffs says head of business group Julio De...

Another call center announces closing of operations in Costa Rica

Another call center, Getinge Group, a Swedish company, will close operations in Costa Rica by August. This was confirmed by the Costa Rican Coalition of Development Initiatives (CINDE). The company will move its operations to Europe, to restructure its business model and, for now, it...

Amazon Confirms Layoffs in Costa Rica

Amazon, the American giant confirmed the dismissal of some of its employees in Costa Rica without detailing the numbers. An Amazon spokesperson explained that the company is comprised of multiple initiatives, some of which are shrinking, while others are growing rapidly. "We have made small...

Karina Ramos Confirms Her Departure From Channel 7

The beautiful Karina Ramos (crowned Miss Costa Rica 2014), is among the 49 people let go at Teletica, channel 7, as the television station reorganizes "to guarantee its solid operation in the future". The layoffs total 3% of the Televisora de Costa Rica's payroll, said...

Avianca Cuts 91 Jobs In Costa Rica

Q COSTA RICA - The Colombian airline, Avianca, is cutting back its operations in Costa Rica with the layoff of 91 employees, as part of the airline's reorganization process for greater efficiency and productivity. According to a press release, the airline has decided to centralize...

Bad Weather Cause Of Drop In Banana and Pineapple Exports

(QCOSTARICA) -- The gross volume of banana exports fell 13%, while pineapple exports are down 15% in the first trimester of the year compared to the same period in 2014. The decline reflected in the data provided by the Promotora del Comercio Exterior (Procomer) -...

Costa Rica Facing A Potato Shortage: Food Industry

QCOSTARICA - The food industry says we can see layoffs and a shortage of potato chips due to a low of the supply of potatoes in the country, while farmers and the government say there is still a good supply of product. The Costa Rican...

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