U.S. cloud computing services provider VMware has announced plans to add 130 employees to its Costa Rican workforce, saying that it is relatively easy to find talent in the Central American country.
If the expansion plans did materialize, it will increase the company’s headcount in the tiny Spanish-speaking country to more than 775.
Palo Alto, Calif-based based company launched Costa Rican operations seven years ago with a delivery center in Heredia’s America Free Zone. In the initial months, it had employed barely five people, but today its headcount has increased to 665.
“Costa Rica is a strategic location for VMware, especially because of its talent sophistication and a large number of processes that are developed locally and delivered to global markets,” said Daniel Bolaños, who also serves as VMware Costa Rica Country Manager and Chief Financial Officer.
From Costa Rica, it provides around 17 types of services, including sales, technical support, IT, project management, analytics, business intelligence, and research and development.
The company is looking to fill up positions for data analysts, customer service agents, and sales executives. Considering its statement, it will only recruit people who can also speak in English, in addition to Spanish.
Carlos Páez, Director of Global Sales and Country Manager for VMware Costa Rica, said: “In seven years, VMware has grown exponentially, not only in headcount but also in the complexity and responsibilities of the new roles.”