Waterloo Region, ON – September 25, 2012 – Opportunity grows for displaced RIM workers as Communitech’s job fair Tech Jobs+ welcomes businesses from outside the tech industry and beyond the Region. In the second hiring event since the Province’s announcement of a program to assist displaced RIM workers, Communitech will be expanding parameters for the event slated for September 27 from 3-7 p.m. at Bingemans Conference Centre in Kitchener.

“We recognize that many former RIM employees have skillsets that will be transferable to other industries, so for this event we wanted to have companies outside of tech participating, such as manufacturing and wholesale,” said Karen Gallant, Senior Director of Talent Networks at Communitech. “We also have companies coming from London, Ontario looking for great talent.”

Some of the high-profile companies attending this event include: Agfa Healthcare Inc.; Aima; Arctic Wolf Networks Inc.; Athena Software; Autodata Solutions; Boom Digital Media Group; Clearpath Robotics; Communitech; Dean Group; Desire2Learn; Electronic Arts; Enflick Inc.; Equitable Life Insurance Company; Exinda Networks; The Ian Martin Group; Info-Tech Research Group; Intelligent Mechatronic Systems Inc.; Itec Group; I Think Security; JBB Mobile; Jomar Software; London Life; London Tech Jobs; Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies; Martyn Bassett Associates Inc.; Miovision Technologies Inc.; NDS/Cisco; Nuance Communications; One-Eighty Corp; OpenText; The PEER Group; Procom; QA Consultants, Qwalify, Revera Inc., RDM, Right Management, Sun Life, Sweet Tooth, Tangam Systems; Tech Jobs Connex; Teledyne Dalsa; Trustwave; Unitron Hearing; University of Waterloo (Information Systems and Technology Department); Weston Bakeries Limited; World Financial Group of Canada.

Gallant said the former TechVibes recruiting events have been renamed to Tech Jobs+ to recognize the incremental programs being supported by Communitech in partnership with the Province, RIM, and regional post-secondary institutions including establishing a job action centre at the Accelerator Centre in Waterloo.

Communitech’s talent programs are intended to bring together numerous high-profile employers and prospective employees under one roof.

“This type of event makes it easier and more efficient for tech and general industries alike to quickly find the top talent they are looking for,” said Gallant.

Applicants can attend the Tech Jobs+ event at Bingemans Embassy Room, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener on Thursday, September 27 from 3-7 p.m. for one-on-one meetings with industry experts. For more on this complimentary event and to register, visit: https://ams.communitech.ca/events/list.aspx.

About Waterlootechjobs.com

www.Waterlootechjobs.com is the technology jobs portal for Waterloo Region’s technology companies, managed by Communitech.

 

About Communitech

Communitech www.communitech.ca  is the regional hub for the commercialization of innovative technologies supporting and building a Southwestern Ontario tech cluster of close to 1,000 companies that now generates more than $30B in revenue. A member of the Ontario Network of Excellence (www.oneinnovation.ca), which is funded by the Ontario government, Communitech supports tech companies at all stages of their growth and development – from startup companies, to rapidly growing SMEs, to large global players – to create greater numbers of successful global businesses for Ontario and for Canada.

 

Media Contact

Shelley Grandy, Sr. PR Advisor, Communitech, 905-866-2656 or segrandy@communitech.ca

On-site Contact

Karen Gallant, Senior Director, Talent Networks, Communitech, 519-590-9637 or

karen@communitech.ca

 

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