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Company generates more than 850 jobs in South Pacific

The South Pacific region of Costa Rica registers one of the highest unemployment rates in the country, close to 12% of the population, according to data from the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (INEC).

Ventana del Pacífico (VDP) is proud to be one of the main employers in this region, and to be the premier real estate developer in Costa Rica´s South Pacific.

This year, the company provided 851 jobs, reported Jean Marc Levesque, VDP Administrator. This represents almost 3% of the population of Osa area, which has approximately 31,000 inhabitants.

Ventana del Pacífico and its construction company Edificaciones Ojochal directly,employ 73 people, with a further 778 engaged through contracts for architecture, construction, cleaning, gardening, joinery and other services.

In addition, VDP employs the services of specialists in various disciplines such as geographers, topographers, environmental managers, foresters, legal and communication advisors, expanding our employment impact even further.

Pandemic Jobs

“While we arevery proud of our ability to generate employment for a coastal area in great need, we are especially gratified that we were able to maintain operations during the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring livelihoods for hundreds of families,” explained Jean Marc Levesque.

Throughout 2020 and 2021, with the full support of its staff, Ventana del Pacífico was able to continue operating and even expand. This was a lifeline for many families and local businesses reliant on the tourism and hospitality sectors which were greatly affected.

The people who work for VDP are mostly from the canton of Osa, including the communities of Ojochal, Palmar Norte and Sur, and Ciudad Cortés; while contractors and specialists come from as far away as Pérez Zeledón, San José, Grecia and San Carlos.

Looking towards 2023, the company plans to create even more jobs through continued construction activity and new development projects.

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