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Costa Rica hosts international job fair

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Published on Monday, September 11, 2023
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

Costa Rica will host the country's largest multilingual employment fair, organized by the Costa Rica Investment Promotion Agency (Cinde).

The companies hiring are Amazon, Bill Gosling Outsourcing, Boston Scientific, Concentrix, GEP, IBM, Western Union, MDS and TransUnion among many others.

According to the agency, this year the event will be hosted virtually from Sept. 25 to Oct. 1 via their website. It enabled a platform on the web as a direct interaction between employers and applicants.

On the site, companies will publicize the open vacancies for multilingual positions in areas such as technology, technical support, communications, marketing, human resources, and customer service in various languages, as well as in fields related to engineering, accounting and finance, economics, quality control and assurance, project management, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and graphic design among others.

Available roles vary from entry-level to management, according to Cinde. 

Furthermore, the Idioma Internacional Academy will provide free applications for the BELT Language Tests, allowing employers to evaluate applicants' levels of English, French, and Portuguese.

The institution will certify a person's language level using the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), the world's most extensively used standard. "In this way, the recruitment process is streamlined, bringing candidates closer to jobs that align with their command of foreign languages," they said.

Even though there are new job openings in Costa Rica, the national unemployment rate stands at 9.6%, according to the National Employment Survey. 

Data from May to July 2023 show that about 225,000 people were unemployed. 113,000 of these are men, accounting for 51% of the country's unemployed.

What have you heard about job opportunities for expats in Costa Rica?
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