American business conglomerate Johnson Controls has unveiled plans to expand in Costa Rica by adding 150 more employees to its workforce.
The company has 350 people on its payroll in the Central American country, where it has been operating for the past 15 years.
“The Costa Rican operations have been of the highest value to Johnson Controls. We want to keep investing in the country’s human talent,” says Peter Fischel, Johnson Control’s Business Development Manager.
“We’ve been in Costa Rica over the last 15 years due to the country’s development, human talent, and great opportunities for ongoing foreign direct investment.”
Considering a statement from Cinde, Costa Rica’s investment promotion agency, Johnson Controls has set aside US$4 million for its expansion.
“Candidates must have a professional background in electrical, electromechanical, mechanical, mechatronic engineering, and software careers. Command of the English language is a top requirement,” the company stated.
Johnson is serving clients in more than 150 countries, and its global headcount exceeds 120,000.
Costa Rica is turning out to be a favorite hotspot in Central America for global service providers.
In 2018, exports of knowledge-intensive services valued US$4.4 billion, representing 49.4% of the total services exported by the country, according to Jorge Sequeira, Cinde’s Managing Director.
“Last year, Costa Rica attracted 44 investment projects: 19 new investments and 25 reinvestments,” says Dyalá Jiménez, Costa Rica’s Minister of Foreign Trade.