I moved to Waterloo, Canada a few years ago from Boston. I recall hearing that there were 2000 open tech jobs in Waterloo then. And though I don’t know where those jobs are, the situation never seems to change.
Waterloo Region firms need people to fill more than 2,000 positions – jobs at Research in Motion (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM), maker of the world-famous Blackberry, make up almost half that demand. Canada’s most famous tech startup and tech giant has deep roots in Waterloo Region, already employing in excess of 3,000 tech workers here.
In Waterloo Region, there are 2,000 technology job vacancies at any given time, according to Communitech, the region’s technology industry group.
When we think BlackBerry, we think of Research In Motion Ltd. making billions, with thousands of employees. But in Canada’s Technology Triangle of Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge, 2,000 high-paying, hi-tech jobs are going begging.
Some of Canada’s hottest tech companies will head to the nation’s capital to look for talent when Communitech, the organization representing 700 tech companies in Waterloo Region, holds a ‘Get a Life in Waterloo Region’ recruitment effort there on April 21. Waterloo Region companies continue to hire at a rapid pace, and the recruitment event will profile some of the outstanding 2,000 current tech job openings available in the Region.
Good talent is hard to find and Research in Motion (RIM) along with other Waterloo tech powerhouses are hitting the road in search of their next round of hires. The companies will participate in Communitech-sponsored recruiting events in Montreal on March 21st and Ottawa on March 22nd. Communitech represents more than 700 tech company members in Waterloo Region which currently has some 2,000 tech job openings.
Amazing, isn’t it?