Blackberry is going through some tough times. Their devices simply aren’t succeeding, and they’re quickly losing money. In the wake of such financial losses, the company has had to downsize. It is laying off as many as 4,500 employees in its hometown of Waterloo, putting a lot of people out of jobs. Who will come to the rescue?
In a funny coincidence, Motorola has been planning to open an office in the Canadian city for months now and will be hiring people in the area. While Motorola has not specifically referenced Blackberry and its layoffs, Motorola’s plans to hire in the wake of so many layoffs will land at least a few ex-Blackberry employees jobs. And with the tech haven that is University of Waterloo, it’s a great place to be hiring.
It’s sad to see Blackberry go; it really is. But someone will come and replace it eventually, and in the meantime, Motorola will be picking up some talent and hopefully a few of those laid off won’t be unemployed for long. What do you think? Was this a big coincidence or did Motorola plan it this way? Leave a comment!