The company has already invested about $1 million, announcing its initial stages and the first round of hiring since considerable
growth is expected over the short term.  - NACS Inc. courtesy photo -


Published  Wednesday, September 9, 2020

U.S. company opens
operations in the country

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

Michigan-Based, Burke Porter Group, dedicated to offering automation solutions to industrial companies, announced through its affiliate company, NACS Inc., that it will open operations in the country.

According to the Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency, CINDE, the company will be headquartered in the Green Park Free Zone, in Coyol Canton, Alajuela Province.

For years, the company has maintained commercial relationships with several medical device manufacturing companies located within Costa Rica, which ultimately motivated NACS Inc. to invest locally in a plant that would allow the company to meet demand and personalize solutions to customer needs a lot faster.

From Costa Rica, the company will design and produce equipment that empowers companies, especially those in the medical device sector, to automate their transactional processes and focus human talent on processes of greater added value. Additionally, the company is positioned to provide similar automation solutions to other production industries.

The company has already invested about $1 million, announcing its initial stages and the first round of hiring since considerable growth is expected over the short term.

“We are excited to bring the NACS brand to Costa Rica and to continue supporting our existing clients while expanding into the life sciences sector," said Robert Doty, director of NACS Costa Rica. "We hope to continue creating high-value jobs in Costa Rica, and strengthening our brand to succeed both now and in the coming years.”

The company will hire technical personnel who display a strong command of the English language and who have experience in the field of manufacturing medical devices. Available positions will extend to precision mechanics, control electricians, mechanical and control engineers, and administrative personnel. People interested in applying for a vacancy job can send their resume to

This is the third U.S. company announcing the increase of its operations in the country this month.

On Sept. 3, the Tampa Florida-based SYKES announced the opening of its new branch in the Solarium industrial zone in Liberia Canton, Guanacaste Province.

According to the company, 600 job vacancies available of which the hiring of the first 100 employees will take place during the months of November and December.

The company estimates it will hire a total of 600 people within 18 months to work at these new facilities in Liberia.

Bilingual individuals will be considered for telecommunications and financial operation positions, while those with basic and intermediate knowledge in other languages will be assigned to the technical support department.

People interested in applying for a job vacancy must have an English level equal to or greater than 85% and must apply through their website

On Sept. 2, Moody’s MSC office in Costa Rica recently surpassed 100 employees and has plans to continue adding support service positions related to data, software, technology, and finance.

To support Moody’s Investors Service (MIS), the global credit rating agency, MIS Support Services CR SRL (MSC) was established in Costa Rica in 2018. Based out of the Eurocenter building in Barreal District in Heredia Province, Moody’s MSC employees provide non-analytical support to Moody’s global offices.

With over 11,000 employees in more than 40 countries, Moody’s combines global presence with local expertise and international experience in financial markets.

Moody’s MSC employees in Costa Rica serve data and information management and analytical support to research and credit rating services by MIS’ global credit rating teams.

Many of these roles will directly assist MIS’ credit analysts abroad with their global research and rating activities regarding many of the world’s largest entities as they navigate unprecedented turbulence in the world’s financial markets.

People interested in applying for a vacancy can reach more information on Moodys Costa Rica jobs site.

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 Census, the unemployment rate was at 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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