November 16, 2006 10:26 ET

Media Advisory: Google's First Recruiting Drive in the GTA-Google Waterloo, Research in Motion 'maker of the BlackBerry', and Waterloo Region Tech Firms Stealth Recruiting in Mississauga

WATERLOO REGION, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 16, 2006) -

ATTN: Business Editors

Join us for the recruiting event of the year! Google headlines Communitech's tech talent recruitment event at Playdium, Mississauga, Wednesday November 22, 2006, 5:00pm-7:00pm.

Waterloo Region tech firms recruiting on-site include: Google Waterloo, Research in Motion (RIM), Sandvine, Desire2Learn, MKS, Metafore, LSI Logic, Christie Digital, Geosign, Procom, Tech Capital Partners, Sirific Wireless, Livehive, Sidense, Covarity, Diskstream, Handshake VR and Software Innovation.

Guest speakers include Roger Skubowius (Manager, Google Waterloo), John Baker (President and CEO, Desire2Learn), and Iain Klugman (President and CEO, Communitech: Waterloo Region Technology Association).

"There's no stopping Waterloo Region's incredible growth," says Iain Klugman, President and CEO, Communitech, "our tech community is in high demand for key talent, from small entrepreneurial tech ventures to tech juggernauts like RIM."

Waterloo Region (Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo, Ontario Canada) needs to fill more than 2,000 jobs with technically skilled people, including:

- RFID and ASIC designers

- Software Developers, SAP Specialists

- Embedded Systems Developers, Infrastructure Developers

- Application Engineers, Quality Assurance Specialists

- Product Managers, Deployment Specialists

- IT and Network Administrators

- Tech Inside Sales, Marketing and Consulting Professionals

Employment seekers register online at:

Map to Playdium (99 Rathburn Road West, Mississauga):,+Mississauga,+ON&ie=UTF8&z=14&ll=43.595746,-79.645557&spn=0.026107,0.083857&om=1&iwloc=addr. (Due to the length of this link, you may need to copy and paste this URL into your web browser.) is a strategic recruitment initiative of Communitech and Waterloo Region firms connecting technology industry workers with tech firms in Waterloo Region firms in need of top talent. For more information please visit

Communitech: Waterloo Region Technology Association is an industry-led association driving the growth and success of Waterloo Region's tech sector through a vibrant network of leadership, connections and promotion. For more information please visit

Waterloo Region's entrepreneurial track record includes big tech success stories like Research in Motion (Nasdaq:RIMM; TSX:RIM), Open Text (TSX:OTC), 3M (NSE: MNN), DALSA (TSX:DSA), COM DEV International (TSX:CDV) and Sandvine (AIM:SAND). Recent notable acquisitions of Waterloo Region startups include Google (NASDAQ:GOOG), Harris (NYSE:HRS) and Oracle (NASDAQ:ORCL-Q).

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