The Chinchilla administration may have frozen public employee hiring, but that does not include the security agencies.
The Ministerio de Gobernación, Policía y Seguridad Pública said over the weekend that it has 800 jobs to fill. The ministry was holding a police job fair at Parque de la Paz in south San José.
The fair included a demonstration of Motorcycle police skills and also had clowns and other activities typical of the Costa Rican fairs. The 800 new positions are part of the security proposals advanced by President Laura Chinchilla. They are to be supported by new taxes that she has advanced.