May 17, 2020

Mondelez chooses Costa Rica as home for its new human services center

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Frazer Jones
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Sport fishing boats in Costa Rica [IMAGE CREDIT: shutterstock.com]
As a global company, Mondelez International has to think on a global scale when it comes to growth and expansions. This month, Mondelez International de...

As a global company, Mondelez International has to think on a global scale when it comes to growth and expansions. This month, Mondelez International decided to focus its growth in Latin America: the global snack brand announced that it has chosen Costa Rica as the site for its new Human Resources and Employee Services center to service operations in North America.

Mondelez International has several production facilities throughout North America in Canada, the United States, and Mexico. While outside of these countries, a facility in Costa Rica is still close enough to provide services for all three while also providing major job growth within the country. According to reports, Mondelez is currently seeking out bilingual prospects for a number of roles in diverse fields from HR to information systems and technology, and will be hosting a recruiting event in August.

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"This new service center and its employees will play a critical role in streamlining key processes that support our business," said Caroline Basyn, Senior Vice President, Mondelez International Business Services, in a press release announcing the new facility. "Our focus will be to create a collaborative and great place to work that builds new capabilities and enhanced organizational performance. Starting today, we are actively seeking more than 100 bilingual candidates with experience in the areas of administration, human resources, information technology and related careers to fill these exciting new roles."

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"Mondelez International is giving us excellent news by confirming its new Service center in Costa Rica,” added Jorge Sequeira, CINDE (Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency) General Director. “During 2014, the corporate service sector created 3.500 quality job positions for Costa Ricans. We are sure that Mondelez International will continue to grow in the country in the short and mid-terms thanks to the Costa Rican high quality talent pool."

Located in San Jose, this new facility is expected to open its doors in October.

[SOURCE: MarketWatch]

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May 17, 2020

IHOP becomes IHOb, and the 'b' stands for burgers

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James Henderson
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The IHOP restaurant franchise will know be known as IHOb, with the b to stand for burgers
IHOP Restaurants has rebranded, and will now be known IHOb, with the ‘b’ standing for burgers, the company has said.

The news of the rebrand was r...

IHOP Restaurants has rebranded, and will now be known IHOb, with the ‘b’ standing for burgers, the company has said.

The news of the rebrand was revealed next week, with speculation about what the ‘b’ may stand for, with guesses ranging from brunch to bananas.

In a release, IHOb said that change in fact celebrates the debut of the brand’s new Ultimate Steakburgers, a line-up of seven mouth-watering, all-natural burgers.

To show the brand is as serious about burgers as it is about its world-famous pancakes, it’s flipped the “p” to a “b” in their iconic name for the time being, including its Twitter handle.

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A flagship IHOb restaurant in Hollywood, CA, has also been completely “re-burgered”, and will offer all of the company’s new range of burgers, with its Ultimate Stakeburgers to come in seven varieties.  

“Burgers are a quintessential, American menu item so it makes perfect sense that IHOP, one of the most iconic, all-American comfort-food brands in the world, would go over the top to create a delicious line-up of quality burgers that hit the spot any time of day,” said Chef Nevielle Panthaky, Head of Culinary at IHOb.

“Our new Ultimate Steakburgers are made with all-natural, 100% USDA Choice, Black Angus ground beef that is smashed on the grill to create a sear that locks in the juices and flavour.

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