Sep 21, 2013
By Bob Komsic
45-hundred BlackBerry employees, who just got pink slipped, may not be unemployed for long.
According to Communitech, which helps tech companies get started, ex-BlackBerry workers are in demand.
The layoffs are worldwide, but it’s not known how many will lose their jobs in Waterloo.
Meanwhile the mayor of Waterloo hopes the city can weather the layoffs.
Brenda Halloran says there’s been a trend where those affected by past layoffs have been absorbed by the hundreds of tech companies in the region, pointing out there are over a thousand tech job opportunities in the area.