Amazon Grows in Costa Rica

Amazon’s customer service call center for Latin America will increase its payroll by 100 people before the end of 2009.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Amazon’s first customer service call center in Latin America has been open in Costa Rica since October 2008, and its good performance is the driver behind the decision to expand operations in the country, Patty Smith, Director of Corporate Communications of Amazon, told newspaper La Nacion.

The executive indicated to the newspaper that: “We will grow according to our business needs, and we will do it at a pace that allows us to maintain the same level of quality and positive experiences for our clients. That’s why, right now, Amazon Costa Rica has approximately 200 employees and hopes to have another 100 by the end of 2009.”

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