Amway Could Move Operations To Costa Rica

Direct marketing giant Amway is planning an operations center in Costa Rica.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Michigan newspaper "The Grand Rapids Press" obtained a confidential memo from the company to its employees. In it, the organization communicates that it is planning an "enterprise process center" in Costa Rica. This center would consolidate financial operations and processes for the entire Americas region.

There is still no information as to how many jobs the company could create in Costa, but it is reported that the transition process would begin in the second quarter of 2010.

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