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Waterloo Region tech firms hoping to tap into Ottawa talent pool

Upwards of  700 high-tech companies in Waterloo Region, plan to hold a 'Get a Life in Waterloo Region' re...


April 14, 2010  


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Upwards of  700 high-tech companies in Waterloo Region, plan to hold a ‘Get a Life in Waterloo Region’ recruitment effort on April 21 in Ottawa in order to fill 2,000 current job openings.

“Waterloo continues to be a hot-spot for tech and despite economic challenges in other sectors, there are still many opportunities for skilled tech talent,” said Iain Klugman, CEO of Communitech, an organization that represents the region’s high-tech companies. “The range of opportunity covers most technology areas from software and hardware to wireless and digital media.”

Klugman said Ottawa is a prime recruiting site because of the established reputation of the Ottawa tech community and the concentration of talented scientists, engineers and computer science professionals.

Companies participating in the recruiting event include Research In Motion and Christie Digital Systems Canada Inc., social media analytics company PostRank and medical imaging firm Agfa HealthCare, which  has announced plans to increase its Ontario workforce by 140 new employees.

For further information or to register, visit www.waterlootechjobs.com.