Call Centers: Sykes Acquires ICT Group

Sykes, a call center company, has bought ICT group in a move that increases its Costa Rican operation from 2,800 employees to 3,200.

Monday, September 13, 2010

The merger process between the multinational companies began back in February this year and sees Sykes add an additional 20,000 people to its worldwide workforce.

Arturo Barboza, director of corporate affairs for Costa Rica, explained that the company plans to end 2010 with a total of 3,500 employees and is considering opening a third site, accirding to Nacion.com.

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Sykes Opens Third Call Center in Costa Rica

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The multinational Sykes has increased its operations in Costa Rica, where it opened its third call center this week, a $2 million investment that aims to create 700 jobs.

The location chosen was Hatillo, south of San Jose, a place with favorable cost conditions. The initial number of employees is 300 people, reported Nacion.com.

New Sykes Operations Center in Costa Rica

January 2012

Located south of the capital, in the area of Hatillo, the transnational will open its third hub in the country on February 2nd.

The company, which currently employs over 3,300 people at its two contact centers, has not yet released details of the investment.

"This is believed to be the first contact center in the country operating south of the metropolitan area.

Concentrix Invests in New Contact Center in Costa Rica

January 2009

The global knowledge process outsourcing (KPO) company has made an equity investment in Occidental Business Services of Costa Rica.

Concentrix now has the ability to service North American, European and Latin American markets with Spanish, the third most prevalent language spoken in the world, as well as other language requirements.

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