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Microsoft Adding 280 People to Costa Rica Operations

Microsoft has announced plans to bulk up its operations in Costa Rica by adding 280 more people to its payroll over the coming months.

The U.S. computing giant will set up a new customer service center to support its operations across the region, and is mainly looking for technical experts with the ability to speak in Spanish and Portuguese, according to local media.

It is also expanding the reach of its existing unit providing the crucial digital transformation services to Latin American clients.

“The opening of these units is another step in our efforts to strengthen our commitment to the local economy through the creation of new jobs,” reported The Costa Rica Star, quoting Carlos Flores, general manager of Microsoft in the country.

The company officials disclosed expansion plans during a meeting with President Luis Guillermo Solís. On hearing the plans, Solís reportedly applauded and vowed to continue improving the business climate in the country.

Microsoft is capitalizing on the demand for cloud service in Latin America. Earlier this week, it set up a cyber engagement center in Mexico, inviting IT security experts from across the region to work as a team to deal with cybercrime.

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The global computing giant has been present in Costa Rica for more than 20 years, with 80 people working at it is office in capital San Jose.

Narayan Ammachchi

News Editor for Nearshore Americas, Narayan Ammachchi is a career journalist with a decade of experience in politics and international business. He works out of his base in the Indian Silicon City of Bangalore.

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