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Multibillion-dollar tech firm SoftBank says it is in hiring mode at a Brickell office that quietly opened in early June.

Marcelo Claure, CEO of SoftBank Group International, says space, at 600 Brickell Ave., is already bursting with employees — but is still taking on more, with the goal of reaching at least 100.

“We took a floor, and we’re already full,” he said in a recent interview. “So we’re going to probably need a second or even third floor.”

The plan is to house as many as 100 employees, consisting of investment experts and tech-minded professionals who will primarily be helping manage SoftBank’s investments in Latin America. Earlier this year, the company announced a $5 billion Latin America-focused fund. Its launch was predicated on the thesis that the region’s potential remains largely untapped: By some measures, Claure said, Latin America’s GDP is two times the size of India’s and already half of China’s. Yet it has only received a fraction of global venture investing.

Read the complete Miami Herald article by Bob Wile: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/article235720117.html