Havells Sylvania closes a division in Costa Rica

The multinational company closed the starter area, resulting in the loss of 200 jobs.

Friday, February 6, 2009


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According to the article on elfinancierocr.com: "The move is related to the global financial crisis and the negative effect that it has had on the fluctuation of demand by consumers, the fall in the global economy and the shift in the business panorama."

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