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The new business center is located in UltraLag Park Industrial zone, in Lagunilla District, Heredia Province, and will support operations in the United States.
- Thermo Fisher Scientific photo -

Published Monday, May 3, 2021

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff
Massachusetts-based Thermo Fisher Scientific, scientific instrumentation, reagents and consumables, and software and services to healthcare, announced the expansion of its operations in the country.

The firm opened a new center of customer support for the Direct Purchasing, Indirect Purchasing, and Purchasing Excellence teams.

The growth has made it possible for the company to increase jobs, adding to the company’s currently more than 400 local employees.

The new business center is located in UltraLag Park Industrial zone, in Lagunilla District, Heredia Province, and will support operations in the United States.

“Costa Rica has allowed our company to continue consolidating our business strategy, with the help of Costa Rican human talent," said Federico Donato, Costa Rica’s Site Leader of Thermo Fisher Scientific Service Center. "Costa Rica's value proposition fits perfectly with the values that we promote in our company, and we are sure that we will continue to find in Costa Rica a long-term partner for our operations."

The U.S. firm already maintains a financial services center and commercial operations in Costa Rica. People interested in applying for a job vacancy should visit the company Careers site.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is the sixth international company in less than a month offering jobs in the country.

Last week, the Florida-based TradeStation, an online securities and futures brokerage firm and trading technology company, announced it is seeking 100 new hires in Costa Rica.

On April 16,  Los Angeles-based Byte, a company in the life sciences industry dedicated to producing orthodontic medical devices, announced that it will hire 150 more employees in Costa Rica due to the growth of its local operations.
On April 14,  San Francisco-based Gensler, a global design and architecture firm, announced it is hiring more staff for its offices in Costa Rica.
On April 13, Viant, a life sciences company based out of Massachusetts, announced a major expansion at its medical device manufacturing plant located in Heredia Province.
On April 7,  Wisconsin-based company SMC, a global contract manufacturer for the medical, diagnostics and pharmaceutical markets, announced the expansion of its facility in Costa Rica.
According to the Minister of Foreign Trade, the services sector created 81,371 jobs in 2020. There are currently more than 70 life sciences sector international companies present in Costa Rica. 

However, despite the high numbers announced by the ministry, the Employment Survey shows an unemployment rate of 18.5%, meaning there are 452,000 people without registered jobs in the country from December 2020 to February 2021.
What should Costa Ricans do to find a job in international companies branched in Costa Rica? 
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