Transnationals aim to hire 8,000 for Costa Rican services sector

Transnational services companies are looking to hire 8,000 more employees this year in Costa Rica, said Gabriela Llobet, head of the Costa Rican Coalition for Development Initiatives.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Llobet was speaking at a seminar on the services sector organized in conjunction with the Central American Business Management Institute (Incae).

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