Accenture to add 300 new hires in Costa Rica

29 September 2014 Authored by Consultancy.lat

Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís has announced that global consultancy and technology firm Accenture is planning to significantly expand its operations in Costa Rica – adding 300 new jobs over the next 18 months.

Global consulting firm Accenture employs 293,000 people worldwide, providing management consulting, technology and outsourcing services in 56 countries. The firm currently employs about 600 people in Costa Rica, the majority of whom work in the company’s Digital Technologies business unit.

As a result of growing demand for its services and the identification of opportunity for further growth, Accenture has announced an aggressive new plan to expand its Costa Rican operation. The news was made public by the President of Costa Rica after a meeting with 100 investors in New York City.

“I am pleased to announce that Accenture has decided to expand its operations in our country, generating more high quality jobs,” commented President Solís. “This government is committed and works daily to generate more competitive conditions for the attraction and expansion of foreign direct investment.”

According to Solís, Accenture's decision to expand in his country flowed from the firm’s positive results in Costa Rica and the “secure business climate” in the country.

Accenture to add 300 new hires in Costa Rica

Expansion

Over the next 18 months, Accenture will add 300 jobs to its Financial Services and Accounting division, boosting its total workforce in the country to 900. Accenture’s hiring plan will add 150 people before year-end, with another 150 being hired in 2015. Recruitment will focus on hiring younger technicians and professionals in the fields of finance, administration, and systems engineering. Professionals with experience in procurement and accounting will also be highly sought.

Costa Rican Minister of Foreign Trade Alexander Mora added, "Costa Rica has the capacity to meet the needs of multinational companies seeking quality in human resources and they see in our country the ideal destination to establish and expand their operations."

The expansion in hiring reinforces Accenture’s position as one of the largest consultancies in the country.

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