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Google looks to scoop up engineers in BlackBerry’s hometown

September 27th, 2013 at 12:00 PM
Google Office Opening Waterloo Ontario

Former BlackBerry employees may want to get their résumés in order: Google is coming to town. Reuters reports that Google’s Motorola Mobility division is setting up a new hub in BlackBerry’s hometown of Waterloo, Ontario and is looking to recruit people in the area who have backgrounds in engineering and computer science. Even though BlackBerry has fallen on hard times, the city of Waterloo still has a thriving startup hub partly thanks to the University of Waterloo’s top-notch computer science program. Derek Phillips, the engineering director at Motorola Canada, tells Reuters that Motorola is looking to “get just as many people who are interested to come out and hire as many people as we can.”

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