Apple Looking To Poach BlackBerry Employees
Apple is looking forward to profiting from the demise of the once-famous company – BlackBerry. It wants to employ the staff that will be laid off by BlackBerry.
To recruit fired Blackberry employees, Apple hosted a recruitment drive at the Cambridge Hotel and Conference Centre on September 26th. The Blackberry’s decision was based on the disastrous financial conditions it’s running under.
“Most positions will be based in Cupertino, CA.,” Apple told potential recruits through a LinkedIn invite obtained by The Financial Post. “Relocation and immigration assistance will be provided for candidates that are hired, as needed.”
BlackBerry has some very talented engineers, and it is those employees who helped BlackBerry amass a substantial patent portfolio over the years. Apple probably isn’t the only company that has been trying to grab the best of BlackBerry’s employees, but holding a recruiting event shows that Apple is serious about getting those employees.
Apple’s attempt was criticised and taken wrong by many online resources but from a business point of view, it is a very good strategical approach to spread its reach and productivity and Apple really would be benefited by it.
Intel also held a recruitment drive aimed at luring BlackBerry workers. The semiconductor’s information session was held on Sept. 28 and 29 at the Holiday Inn Kitchener-Waterloo Hotel and Conference Centre. Intel invited BlackBerry employees, telling them that it was looking for engineers for its Mobile and Communications Group.