An article in the electronic edition of the Tampa, Florida Tribune and Tampa Bay Business Journal says the employees will be transferred from the Brandon financial services center.
The average salary for these positions is 38,000 dollars per year. The company still has not decided which of the three countries will be chosen.
Each of the three countries has lower salaries and benefits than those in the United States, Norman Ross Jr., vice-president of public affairs and communications for the company was quoted as saying.
The rate at which jobs are created in the country has declined in the last nine months.
The sectors that have been affected the most are trade and agriculture, as opposed to the construction sector, which has shown an upturn and is expected to show further growth in the remainder of the year.
In Central America, the youth unemployment rate is estimated at over 24%, while in Germany, where the dual education is practiced, youth unemployment is 6%.
A visit to Costa Rica by the German Education Minister has put back on the table the concept of dual education, an education method where time is shared between the traditional classroom and work as an apprentice in a trade or professional specialty, in a company.
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