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    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – In his first international tour as president, Luis Guillermo Solís received the announcement that the technology company VMware will expand operations and hire more staff in Costa Rica.

    On Monday, on the first day of travel of the Costa Rican delegation to the United States, the company confirmed that it will increase the number of employees by more than 60% by 2015.

    As reported by the Costa Rican Coalition for Development Initiatives (Cinde) the increase will be realized over the next two years.

    VMware started operations in Costa Rica in 2012 with three people and expects to close 2014 with about 250 employees. Now, it has plans to continue growing at its headquarters until 2015 and host over 400 Costa Ricans.

    VMware is a worldwide leading company in software virtualization. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California. In Costa Rica the company has a Shared Services Centre.

    “I am pleased to share the news to the country that VMware decided to expand its operations in Costa Rica. During the meeting with the senior management of the company, they expressed satisfaction with the preparation of the Costa Rican professionals and the conditions that the country generates for expansion, ” said Solis in the Cinde press release.

    The General Manager of VMware Costa Rica, Ariel Vargas, praised the President’s visit, which is accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Trade and the leaders of Cinde.

    “Our company has specific plans to increase its operations in the country over the coming years. By the end of this year we will triple our operation with respect to what was achieved last year and by 2015 this growth will remain constant, ” Vargas confirmed.

    The minister of Foreign Trade, Alexander Mora, said that the rapid growth of VMware is a very positive sign “that reaffirms the value that highly sophisticated technology companies find in Costa Rica, especially in the preparation and quality of our human resources.”

    The director of Cinde Gabriela Llobet did not reject that there will be more good news during the week.

    At night, Luis Guillermo Solís will recite to over 350 people in a business meeting in San Francisco, California, where Silicon Valley, the center of technology companies, is located.

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN)

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