Google looks for talent in BlackBerry's backyard
TORONTO (REUTERS) - With Blackberry Ltd shedding staff in its hometown of Waterloo, Ontario, other tech companies, including Google Inc's Motorola Mobility unit, are moving to take advantage of a growing pool of local talent.
Motorola Mobility said on Thursday it plans to set up a new hub in Waterloo, located about an hour's drive west of Toronto.
"We have a small space right now and we're looking to grow considerably," said Mr Derek Phillips, engineering director for Motorola Canada.
He declined to specify the number of new hires expected, but said the company was seeking computer science and engineering talent.