Equifax to hire 400 people in Costa Rica for expansion in new business areas

-- Global Information Solutions Company currently has 600 employees and will grow to 1,000 in three years.

-- Services will be provided from Costa Rica to North America, Latin America and Europe.

Nov 02, 2015, 10:00 ET from Equifax Inc.

ATLANTA, Nov. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Equifax Inc., a multinational company in the financial services sector, the Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency (CINDE) and the Ministry of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica, announced that Equifax Inc. will hire 400 employees in the next three years for its Shared Services Center, from which it will provide support for its operations in 19 countries in North America, Latin America and Europe. 

The expansion will enable its Global Shared Services Center, based in Costa Rica, to strengthen its Information Technologies, Information Security and Business Operations in support of new lines of business, products and services.  Additionally, it will deliver global functions that support Finance, Accounting and Procurement.

The President of the Republic, Luis Guillermo Solis, welcomed the news and said that during his visit to the United States he met with executives from Equifax to assess the possibility of expanding its presence in Costa Rica. "Today we welcome the opening of new quality jobs that offer growth opportunities for Costa Ricans. These announcements confirm that the country generates confidence in high level foreign investment."

The company makes the announcement six months after being visited during the investment promotion tour to the United States, organized by CINDE and headed by the President of the Republic, Luis Guillermo Solis and the Minister of Foreign Trade, Alexander Mora.

"We are pleased to continue to grow our operations in Costa Rica," said Andy Bodea, Chief Global Operations Officer for Equifax.  "Our experience in Costa Rica has been excellent and the support we've received from the government, CINDE and our partners has been instrumental in our decision to continue to expand here.

Minister Mora said: "Equifax is one of the pillars that allowed the development of the services sector in Costa Rica. The time it has operated in our country has not passed in vain; it has been a period of constant evolution, adapting to new trends to stay ahead of the technology in a very dynamic economy. The business lines that it is now seeking to expand are the latest example of its experience, which also opens a new range of new opportunities in areas that many talented workers, with high capacity to innovate, will certainly benefit from. We hope it continues growing its business for many years and benefiting hundreds of Costa Ricans with quality job opportunities," he concluded.

"This year we are celebrating two decades in Costa Rica and this expansion is the result of the capabilities and quality of the Costa Rican workforce as well as the business climate. Costa Rica will be our largest concentration of employees outside of the U.S." said Jairo Quiros, Senior Site Director for the Shared Services Center in Costa Rica. 

Jorge Sequeira, Managing Director of CINDE, said "Equifax has invested millions of dollars in Costa Rica to date and it plans to virtually double its investment by the end of 2018, which is very good news for the country. With 20 years in national territory today the company continues to grow in the hands of Costa Rican human talent. We thank Equifax for their confidence to reinvest in their local operations and continue to open development opportunities for the population."

Opportunities
New talent to be hired by the company in the coming weeks will be focused on representatives for customer service, business analysts, professionals in accounting and finance, procurement, software engineers, application developers, security professionals, security cybernetics, data analysts, quality engineers, among others.

Those interested in applying for one of the open positions at Equifax should send their resume to the e-mail address recruitment.cr@equifax.com or at https://www.cognitoforms.com/Equifax2/TalentCommunity

About Equifax

Equifax is a global leader in consumer, commercial and workforce information solutions that provides businesses of all sizes and consumers with insight and information they can trust. Equifax organizes and assimilates data on more than 600 million consumers and 81 million businesses worldwide.  The company's significant investments in differentiated data, its expertise in advanced analytics to explore and develop new multi-source data solutions, and its leading-edge proprietary technology enables it to create and deliver unparalleled customized insights that enrich both the performance of businesses and the lives of consumers.

Headquartered in Atlanta Georgia (USA), Equifax operates or has investments in 19 countries and is a member of Standard & Poor's (S&P) 500® Index.  Its common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol EFX. In 2014, Equifax was nominated as a Bloomberg BusinessWeek Top 50 company; its CIO was listed as one of the top 100 by CIO magazine; and the company was named to the Fintech 100 list, was recognized as a top 20 company to work for by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and was named a 2014 InformationWeek Elite 100 Winner. For more information, please visit www.equifax.com.

Equifax is also the leading credit reporting and credit data analysis provider in Costa Rica.

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