The U.S. company Amazon opened its third customer service center in Costa Rica, which will generate 1,800 jobs by year end and will represent an investment of $ 25 million in 2013, the company said.

In the short term, the center opened in San Jose will generate 300 jobs, however, it is expected that by December 1500 the number grow more.

The leader in online sales settled in Costa Rica in 2008 and employs 1,000 workers.

“With this new investment, Amazon becomes one of the top 15 companies generate employment in the services sector, which now total about 34,000 direct jobs,” said Foreign Trade Minister Anabel Gonzalez during the inauguration.

This sector is one of the most dynamic of the Costa Rican economy, because according to Gonzalez, “while in 2006 the service companies operating in the Free Zone Regime exported $ 652 million, for 2011 the amount was reached three times, is ie 1,960 million. ”

The activity was attended by President Laura Chinchilla, who said: “I am delighted that Amazon has decided to continue to grow and diversify its operations in Costa Rica, thanks to the talent of Costa Ricans and our commitment as a country to continue to improve every day our capabilities. ”

EFE

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