Lack of Skilled Work in Costa Rica Caribbean

The large infrastructure projects that have been announced will need to import human resources according to the demand created by such works.

Monday, December 16, 2013

The new container terminal in Moin, the extension of Route 32 and the new refinery are the new projects that are coming to the province. Regarding these, Wilberth Mata, director of the headquarters of the Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica (RERI) said that "in Limon there is not enough qualified people to meet the labor demand as it arises over the next few years."

In the next few months there will be a requirement for people skilled in masonry, welding, mechanical works, occupational health, engineering, among other types of work required. APM Terminals will provide 600 jobs during the construction phase and 400 when operating the mega-port at Moin.

For the China refinery 2,000 workers could be needed for construction and 700 to operate it, while the Chinese firm CHEC has estimated it will need 1,000 workers for the expansion of Route 32.

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