Costa Rica has seen a surge of foreign business investment and expansion interest this year. While there has been some scaling down, the need to find cost effective solutions for growth, Costa Rica has been attacking new businesses.

An example is Arcus, who is setting up a news solution center here in Costa Rica. This week Arcus announced the opening of a Near-Shore Solutions Centre in San José.

Arcus is investing more than us$2 million dollars to begin its operations in Costa Rica.

An internationally recognized talent management solutions company, founded in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Arcus announced that it is finalizing its expansion plans to open its Latin American headquarters in ULTRAPARK, in Heredia.

Arcus has signed a five year lease for space in ULTRAPARK and has applied for Free Trade Zone status.

As well, Arcus is one of the 27 companies attending the bilingual job fair this weekend with its eyes on hiring a staff of 70 in areas of desktop support specialists, administrative assistant, call centre agents, sales representatives, research specialist, recruiters, and project managers.

The bilingual job fair

The job fair consists 27 firms looking to hire 3,500 bilingual people will man booths at a free job fair Friday through Sunday in the National Center of Culture (CENAC) in downtown San José.

The fair, will feature call centers, medical device companies and firms that specialize in Web design, marketing, publicity and software development.

Companies such as Amazon.com to Procter & Gamble will send recruiters looking for engineers, accountants, programmers, multimedia and graphic designers, translators and people with finance backgrounds.