Luis Guillermo Solis, President of Costa Rica, has unveiled that consulting firm Accenture is planning to significantly expand its operations in Costa Rica, adding 300 new jobs in the next 18 months, totalling it's headcount in Costa Rica to 900.
Consulting firm Accenture has around 293,000 employees worldwide, working from offices in 200 cities in 56 countries. In Costa Rica, Accenture currently employs approximately 600 people, of which the majority works in a Digital Technologies business unit.
On the back of growing demand for its services and the wish to bolster its operations in Costa Rica, the firm has announced an ambitious plan to expand its Costa Rican business. The news was made public by the Costa Rican President Solis after a meeting with 100 investors in New York. According to Solis, Accenture's decision follows the firm’s good results in the country and the “secured business climate”.
Accenture will add 300 jobs to its new Financial Services and Accounting division in Costa Rica in the next 18 months, taking the Costa Rican workforce to a total of 900 employees. Accenture will do this by hiring 150 people before the end of 2014 and another 150 in 2015. Recruitment focus will be put on technicians, and professionals in finance, administration, and systems engineering. Also people with experience in procurement and accounting will be sought.
“I am pleased to announce that Accenture has decided to expand its operations in our country generating more high quality jobs. This government is committed and works daily to generate more competitive conditions for the attraction and expansion of foreign direct investment,” comments Solis.