The final date to present the resume in any of the employment options is Aug. 21.
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Published Tuesday, August 11, 2020

3,000 jobs available at
JobLink virtual fair

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

For the third consecutive year, the Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency, CINDE hosted the virtual job fair JobLink with 3,000 job vacancies.

According to CINDE, this year the positions are offered by more than 35 companies, mainly from the service and manufacturing sectors.

Those interested in participating must visit JobLink website for more details and guidelines. The final date to present the resume in any of the employment options is Aug. 21.

One of the main requirements of companies is that candidates be bilingual and over 18 years of age. They must have availability to work from home, so that people from any part of the country can participate, said Vanessa Gibson, CINDE representative.

On the website, people interested in working in billing positions must take the BELT language test of English, Portuguese and French. These tests will allow candidates to know their language level in advance and apply more accurately to the available positions.

Among the main areas of vacancies are: administration and business, accounting, computing, software development, web development, graphic design, economics, electronics, project management, human resources, engineering, logistics and supply chain, human resources, animation, manufacturing, mechanics, communication, public relations, marketing, technical support, customer service, sales, among many others.

Unemployment is one of the most critical issues in the country. According to the Employment Survey for the second quarter of 2020, from April to June, of the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses, the unemployment rate was 24%, which meant that the unemployed population reached 551,000 people.

This is a dramatic increase in unemployment compared to the same period in 2019, when 256,000 people were out of work.

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