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Apple hosts recruiting event aimed at BlackBerry workers

updated 02:45 pm EDT, Thu October 10, 2013

Sends private invites through LinkedIn

On September 26th, Apple hosted a recruitment event aimed explicitly at BlackBerry workers, says Canada's Financial Post. The event took place at the Cambridge Hotel and Conference Centre in Cambridge, Ontario, a little over 14 miles from BlackBerry's Waterloo headquarters. To attract people the company is said to have sent out invitations to BlackBerry employees via LinkedIn.

"Most positions will be based in Cupertino, CA," the invitations read. "Relocation and immigration assistance will be provided for candidates that are hired, as needed."

The event took place just eight days after BlackBerry announced plans to fire some 4,500 workers. The company has been suffering massive financial losses as its products become increasingly marginal in the smartphone market. The decline has been blamed largely on the Apple iPhone, but also Android devices, and BlackBerry's own failure to jump with both feet into the world of touchscreen devices.

by MacNN Staff



  1. djbeta

    Junior Member

    Joined: 01-11-04

    You go, Tim Cook.

  1. coffeetime

    Senior User

    Joined: 11-15-06

    Next event will be a few miles from Microsoft Win Phone department.

  1. FastiBook

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: 02-17-05

    That is a really great way to help those folks.

    I hope eventually, if BB fails, that apple can buy them outright & fold them in with minimal job losses.

  1. Spheric Harlot

    Clinically Insane

    Joined: 11-07-99

    Why should Apple buy them? They have nothing to offer apart from personnel - and they're handing that over to Apple free of charge by firing them.

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