SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, Nov. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. based company 3M, opened today a new Global Service Center (GSC) in Costa Rica, increasing the company's presence in the country. 3M GSC Costa Rica, along with two other centers in the Philippines and Poland, will support the company's internal operations.
Attendees at the opening today included the President of the Republic, Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera; Jhon Fonseca, Vice Minister of Foreign Trade; Luis Gamboa, President of Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency (CINDE); Julie Bushman, Senior Vice President of Business Transformation and Information Technology; and Ivan Rivera, General Manager of 3M GSC, Costa Rica.
The GSC in Costa Rica will focus on providing services in finance, human resources and information technology, standardization and optimization of processes, data utilization and improved services.
The choice establishing this services center in Costa Rica was based on strategic advantages such as qualified human talent and trajectory of the country in the services sector.
Luis Guillermo Solis, President of Costa Rica said, "The opening of the 3M Global Service Center is the result of strengthening the competitiveness of the country. We continue to strengthen the alliance with the productive and business sectors to generate employment. Costa Rica is a stable and growing economy with a sustained effort in reducing poverty and establishing strategic public works. The expected growth of a thousand jobs in this global center in the upcoming years, motivates us to continue on the path to attract investments for the benefit of the people".
With this new opening, 3M hopes to reinforce its operations based on process integration, efficiency and dynamism, enabling excellence in their services.
"Today, we celebrate the opening of the Costa Rica Global Service Center. The GSC in Costa Rica, along with our GSCs in Poland and Philippines, will enable continued growth for 3M, help maximize global effectiveness and optimize our service delivery strategies", said Senior Vice President of Business Transformation and Information Technology of 3M, Julie Bushman.
Jhon Fonseca, Vice Minister of Foreign Trade, added "The services sector represents one of the fundamental pillars of the Costa Rican economy. In recent years, with the rapid development of technology, this sector has built increasingly complex and higher value added services, which require more qualified human resources. Despite the speed of the change, the country has successfully responded to market needs. In this regards, services sector companies represent more than half (52%) of the companies operating in the free zone regime. We are proud to know that world-class companies, as 3M, found in Costa Rica talent and appropriate conditions to provide highly sophisticated and global services. As a government, we appreciate the confidence in the country, and we reiterate our commitment to continue working to create and maintain adequate conditions and qualified human talent for the operations' success in the country".
Luis Gamboa, President of CINDE, said, "3M trusted in Costa Rica for the establishment of its new services center which provides great value to this strategic sector for the country. Currently there are 139 multinational companies in the sector and together they offer more than 70 types of services worldwide in 10 languages, giving us an idea of the potential of the Costa Rican human talent to develop increasingly complex tasks successfully".
In the coming months, 3M plans to recruit expanding and improving the GSCs services. To apply, candidates must be bilingual, with good proficiency in English, Portuguese or German. Those interested in applying for a position can submit their resume at www.3m.com/Careers-CR.
3M is a global science and manufacturing company that produces more than 55,000 products throughout the world, ranging from household products, adhesives, abrasives, non-wovens, fire protection, dental and orthodontic products, electronic materials, medical and car care products. Known brands include Scotch-Brite®, Scotch®, Post-it® and Command™. 3M has operations in more than 70 countries with laboratories in 36 countries.
At 3M, we apply science in collaborative ways to improve lives daily. With $30 billion in sales, our 90,000 employees connect with customers all around the world. Learn more about 3M's creative solutions to the world's problems at www.3M.com or on Twitter @3M or @3MNewsroom
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SOURCE Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency