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Google’s Motorola Mobility division plans to build offices & look for new workers in BlackBerry’s hometown of Waterloo, Ontario

Google’s Motorola Mobility division, Square, and other mobile tech development companies are now looking for new workers to hire in BlackBerry’s hometown of Waterloo, Ontario.

These mobile development companies are hoping to find new workers to add to their company as BlackBerry’s recent large large quarterly loss and it’s purchase by Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd have led it to decide to lay off around 4,500 of its employees.

Motorola Mobility & Square also plan to open branch offices in the future in Waterloo to more easily tap into the local talent pool of mobile development workers in the area.

The importance of this article is that it shows how other mobile development companies are taking advantage of BlackBerry’s business & economical problems by trying to add some BlackBerry’s former employees to their own companies.

The many small tech start-up companies located in the Waterloo area due to the University of Waterloo’s highly ranked computer science & engineering programs, are also hoping to hire some of BlackBerry’s former employees to be able to use them within their own small companies.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/26/us-google-motorola-waterloo-idUSBRE98P1C720130926

By Matthew Salava

A senior Information Technology student at FSU. I will be graduating in Spring 2014.

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