With news that Blackberry is shedding about 4,500 employees from their work force and looking to sell to Fairfax Financial, a lot of folks might be looking for a new job pretty soon. Blackberry’s Waterloo headquarters is just one of many tech-centric businesses in the area.
Now, Motorola wants to get a bigger presence there. It’s being reported that Motorola is looking to open up a new engineering office in Waterloo, Canada, and will be hiring an undisclosed amount of employees to help fill it. The move doesn’t sound like anything significant other than wanting to be in the best position to attract all of the talent that was just laid off.
Motorola’s parent company Google also already has a pretty nice home there, with a considerable part of the Chrome and mobile teams enjoying employment in the area. We don’t know the scope of Motorola’s impending hiring spree, but we’re definitely keeping our fingers crossed that a considerable amount of those ex-Blackberry employees are able to land well on their feet with “a Google company.”
[via Financial Post]