Telecommunications Market Opening Will Dynamize Employment
Telecomm employment will double as the sector's monopoly ends in Costa Rica, expanding the market.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Five years from now, telecommunication jobs in Costa Rica will increase to 30.000 as new players enter the market, up from the 15.000 now offered by the state's company, known as ICE. This figures are estimations by the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Telecommunications (Minaet).
Competition is heating up in Central America for labor in sectors such as agriculture, construction and domestic service.
Transnational services companies are looking to hire 8,000 more employees this year in Costa Rica, said Gabriela Llobet, head of the Costa Rican Coalition for Development Initiatives.
29 new foreign investment projects in high technology services, medical devices and advanced manufacturing.
The consequences only could be offset by investing in education and technology and increase the added value of export products.
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