A second shared services center soon opening in Costa Rica is forecast to create 1,000 jobs by the end of 2017.
Global information solutions company Equifax Inc. announced the addition of a subsequent location in the country late last week, reported The Costa Rica Star. The company has recently enhanced its business operations as well as its information technology and information security branches. Equifax has also been successful in the diversification of its services in areas such as finance, procurement and accounting.
The company has now been operating in Costa Rica for more than 20 years and the new initiative will fulfill its 2015 plan for an expansion of operations. In its $45 million investment in this second service, the company continues to invest in the local economy and its employees.
The new center will support Equifax operations in more than 15 countries throughout Latin America, North America and Europe.
The opening of the two-story, 4,400 square-meter building in Barreal de Heredia was attended by president of the Republic of Costa Rica, Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera, according to Caribbean News Now! Afterward he expressed his approval of the project and the positive economic impact Equifax has had overall.
“We are very pleased to have collaborated with Equifax on this project in order to generate quality jobs for many Costa Ricans,” he said. “From our standpoint, we have been championing government policies which attract investment, and last year we were able to meet with company representatives to enable this new process, which has become a reality. Equifax is a strong global company which has had a presence here in Costa Rica for many years, and we are honored by this sign of confidence in our country.”
The inauguration was also attended by the Minister of Foreign Trade, Alexander Mora and CINDE Managing Director, Jorge Sequeira.