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HPE will hire 120 workers for supply chain, R&D

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Monday, August 27, 2018

By the Government of Costa Rica

August 24, 2018

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) continues its expansion process in Costa Rica. The company inaugurated today its new offices in America Free Zone, with seven floors completely remodeled after an investment of US$11 million. This will allow the company to hire 120 more people during this and next year.

The new positions are for the Supply Chain and Research and Development departments, requiring industrial, electrical and computer engineers. English language proficiency is a requirement, and some positions may even require a third language.

Among the main functions of these positions are: work on the design and verification of integrated circuits of computer network equipment, develop the firmware that allows the operating system to interact with them, test network protocols for the company's products and plan the needs and requirements of global production.

The Minister of Foreign Trade, Dyalá Jiménez, said: "The companies of the services sector, once again, show us their dynamism, reaching a record amount in exports for the period 2017, of US$9.02 billion, a figure that is 3.5 % higher than that registered in 2016. Hewlett Packard Enterprise is a representative company in this sector, which bet on Costa Rica and has become a school for all of our Costa Ricans, and we have learned from this company of excellence, sustainability and innovation. I am sure that we will continue to learn and be allies in their projects that contribute to development and well-being. "

For his part, the Minister of Science, Technology and Telecommunications, Luis Adrián Salazar, said: "We celebrated the inauguration of the facilities of this expansion of operations of Hewlett Packard Enterprise in Costa Rica because it brings with it that element of an innovative company that bases its productive potential in the Costa Rican talent, which allows us to enter into an assertive way with human resources within the digital economy in a continuous process of co-creation of value and innovation.We believe that Costa Ricans must be prepared in order to enter effectively within the digital economy. "

The 120 new employees will join the 1,085 that already make up HPE's human talent, along with 300 other indirect employees. 88% of direct employees are between 20 and 40 years old, and 4 out of 10 employees are women.

From Costa Rica, HPE provides services in the areas of Finance, Supply Chain, Research and Development, and Global support at the operational level and infrastructure. The company serves internal and external clients around the world, especially in the United States, Asia, Africa and Europe.

"Costa Rican talent has become a key element in the strategy of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, from here we work on the development of new products and services that will allow the company to stay at the forefront of the sector. patents granted and 29 in process, product of national talent ", commented Antonio Collantes, General Manager of Hewlett Packard Enterprise in Costa Rica.

Jorge Sequeira, General Director of the Costa Rican Coalition of Development Initiatives (CINDE), commented: "We are pleased that a prestigious company like HPE sees in Costa Rica the opportunity to continue growing in areas of great added value, such as research and development or the supply chain The reinvestment made by the company represents a vote of confidence in the capacity of Costa Rican human talent and a solid contribution to the investment flows received by the local economy, only during the period 2014-2017 70% of the investments made in the Free Trade Zone Regime were reinvested, according to figures from the Central Bank. "

The announcement of the company is given 15 years after it was established in the country. Three years ago, he began a process of transforming his operations, strategy of which four independent companies were formed, among them: Hewlett Packard Enterprise.