Medical technology firm Stryker has opened a shared services center in Costa Rica, with the company officials saying that they have already hired 135 employees in the country.
The center, designed to serve as a back-office supporting the company’s financial activities across the region, is located at the San Antonio Business Park in Heredia, where the company established a small office in April last year.
The company executives have stated in a press release that they would hire 52 more people in the first half of this year. The center will monitor general accounting, accounts payable, and receivables.
In Costa Rica, the company is looking for people with experience in executing finance and accounting processes and working virtually with teams in other countries.
“Stryker opened an office in Costa Rica due to its strong economic environment, its highly skilled workforce, and its proximity to both our U.S. and Latin American employees and customers,” said Rodrigo Cal, Vice President, Global Finance Shared Services, Stryker.
“We look forward to adding additional employees to our talented team who want to work for a global company that improves patient and hospital outcomes every day.”
Although small in size, Costa Rica managed to attract a considerable sum of foreign investment in 2019. Foreign firms, such as Stryker, created as many as 16,000 jobs last year, according to Cinde, the country’s investment promotion agency.