RIM has opened a new job portal at the unfortunate domain RIM.jobs. What’s cool about the new site is that RIM has posted almost a 1,000 jobs in the Americas (971 to be exact), with another 180 in the EMEA region and 143 in Asia-Pacific. RIM isn’t slowing down and with the upcoming PlayBook and QNX devices in the roadmap, the company is surely going to continue expanding. With well over 10,000 employees globally, you have to wonder how they manage such an enormous workforce.
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The joke never gets old.
Now in its 12th year, the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project is a national competition to determine which employers lead their industries in offering the best workplace environment for their employees. Today, the project sent out a news release announcing the 2011 winners and RIM was chosen as one of those leading employers.
Some of the reasons why RIM was selected as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2011:
- Gives new employees a free BlackBerry smartphone on their first day
- Offers tuition subsidies to employees and is only a short walk to the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University
- Helps employees plan for retirement with matching RSP contributions and lets all employees share in the company’s success through a year-end bonus program
- Provides onsite massage services, flu shot clinics and discounted gym memberships to help employees stay healthy
- Is an incredible Canadian success story that continues to expand and develop new markets worldwide, creating thousands of new jobs at home and around the world
RIM has announced today it will be hiring 50 people in Fredericton, New Brunswick. The jobs will be announced this afternoon at the University of New Brunswick.
The news comes after RIM’s acquisition of the local company Chalk Media, which develops video training software for BlackBerry. With operations already in Halifax, RIM has a decent growth rate on the Eastern coast.
So if you’re a student at the University of New Brunswick, and you’re enrolled in the Computer Sciences program, be sure to apply!
The Province has put together their list of the Top 5 Canadian companies and RIM is at the top of their list. Here is what they had to say about the company:
Research in Motion
When its executives aren’t trying to repatriate the Phoenix Coyotes, they’re busy making and marketing the BlackBerry smart phone.
Founded by Mike Lazaridis in 1984 in Waterloo, Ont., RIM has seen its share of ups and downs. Patent disputes and stock-option scandals have both made headlines for the wrong reasons. But when the president of the United States is rarely seen without your product, you know you’ve got something to sell to the world.
With annual revenue of approximately $11 billion for fiscal 2009 and with more than 12,000 employees, RIM has proven that Canadian companies can compete in technology.
RIM faces some tough competition in the smart-phone domain, including heavyweights Apple and Palm, but analysts expect its market share to grow into next year and beyond.
Recent polls have indicated that the majority of consumers who plan on buying a smart phone in the near future intend to buy a BlackBerry.
The only problem I have with the Top 5 is that the list included companies from unrelated markets. The next company on the list is Boston Pizza, which I had no idea was Canadian. I would love to see the Top 5 Canadian High Tech Companies.
RIM is hiring around 200 new employees in the Atlanta area, according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle. The company will be opening a new data center, expected to be one of the largest of its type in the region. The building site is a 40-acre plot near the North Point Mall in Alpharetta.
We just recently contracted out our BlackBerry job boards, so expect to see some great opportunities in the BlackBerry space soon.
Although many companies are laying off their employees, RIM is still going strong and hiring all the right talent. RIM is still looking to fill hundreds of positions.
The BlackBerry maker said it plans to make about 600 new hires in order to support its growing portfolio of BlackBerry products. The company is looking to bolster its 12,000-member-strong workforce with new engineers, salespeople, and software developers, executives said.
“We’ve built this business on some really spectacular talent and some great chemistry,” co-CEO Mike Lazaridis said in an interview with Bloomberg. “We’re not about to let that down.”
Many of these hires will come from the competition, serving to both boost RIM’s human capital, as well as take talent away from rivals.
RIM has been able to avoid the downturn so far, and it posted a strong fourth quarter thanks to handsets like the BlackBerry Storm. Smartphone sales are expected to defy the sluggishness in the overall mobile market, and RIM said its push architecture will be a key differentiator from its rivals.