American chemicals manufacturer Huntsman Corp established a customer support center in Costa Rica, from which back-office services will be provided for the company’s operations in Spanish and English-speaking markets.
Located within Costa Rica’s America Free Zone, Huntsman Corp already employs 60 people. Company officials expect headcount to reach 100 in the coming months.
The Costa Rican center will handle accounting, HR management, financial planning and analysis functions of the company.
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Headquartered in Woodlands (Texas), Huntsman has operations in several Latin American countries, including Brazil and Colombia. Its products are used by many industry sectors, such as aerospace, transportation, construction and food preservation.
“Costa Rica offers the ideal environment to grow our operations,” said Mauricio Gonzalez, head of Huntsman’s operations in the Central American country.
The US firm appears ready to hire workers with no job experience, claiming that it has several programs in place to upskill employees.
“[Huntsman’s] new service center will support manufacturing and marketing for more than 7,500 products,[supporting in terms of] accounting, treasury, and communications,” stated Indiana Trejos, Costa Rica’s Minister of Foreign Trade.
Back-office services of this kind have generated 114,000 jobs in Central America country, according to reports.