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Founded in 1982, Softtek is a global company and the largest provider of IT services from Latin America.
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Mexican company expands operations in Costa Rica

Published Tuesday, March 23, 2021

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

Mexico-based information technology company Softtek announced the growth of its operations in Costa Rica.

“We came to Costa Rica 12 years ago and are extremely happy to be developing the human talent we’ve found in this country," Andrey Meléndez, Softtek representative said. "Our main goal is the development of our employees so that they can not only work but also achieve their career with us."

The firm branch located on Paseo de las Flores in Heredia Province will be hiring 60 people in the next few months.

The company is looking for candidates with experience such as: net developers, automation engineers with English language skills. Interviews will be conducted virtually, and the company will only contact those who apply this week for their job openings. Those interested in applying for a job should email their resumes to or visit the company Career site.

Founded in 1982, Softtek is a global company and the largest provider of IT services from Latin America. With a broad portfolio of business-transforming products and solutions, Softtek provides services to Global 2,000 organizations.

International companies, such as Softtek, located in the outskirts of the capital employ more than 3,660 people in the country, growing by 15% every year, according to the Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency, CINDE.

Five years ago, that same industry employed 2,105 people located outside of the Greater Metropolitan Area, GMA, which is the zone made up of cities in the outskirts of San José such as Alajuela, Heredia and Cartago.

One of the more attractive benefits offered to international firms, or Foreign Direct Investment companies, outside the cities, is customized investment proposals of those companies related to existing conditions in the rural territories.

Despite the economic and health crisis caused by the pandemic, in 2020 international private companies created 19,806 new jobs, 18.4% more than the previous year, according to the agency statistics.

The same companies reported a growth of 54% in 2020. And 26 international companies opened operations in the country.

However, despite the positive numbers announced by the agency, the unemployment rate continues to be one of the most critical issues in the country.

According to the Employment Survey, from November 2020 to January 2021, the unemployment rate was 19.1% meaning there are 468,000 unemployed people in the country.

What have you heard about Ticos looking for a job in multinational companies?  We would like to know your thoughts on this story. Send your comments to

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