Facebook to open temporary office in Vancouver
The news broke a couple of days ago that Facebook is apparently going to open a "temporary" office in Vancouver, hiring up to 150 people. It's unclear what "temporary" means, although most suspect that this is a way to hire employees who have trouble getting a US VISA.
- The Vancouver Sun article is where the news broke, with limited details.
- The mention of "bootcamp" might actually refer to Facebook's new hire process.
- The word "temporary" is very strange. I read it as saying that they haven't decided to put a permanent office in place. Could this point to the difficult of getting US VISAs for people from Canada and elsewhere?
- We're looking to have the Startup Visa Canada Pilot Program in place.
- Igor, CEO & Co-founder of Mobify, did a great job of summarizing what the Facebook office means to the local tech community - his TL;DR is "Smart move by Facebook that will make Vancouver more competitive in the long run."
- Parveen says "we should do a better job with immigration reform and with being friendly to building tech businesses in Vancouver."
- (linking to the previous tweet that this about the broken US VISA system, not about Facebook opening here in Vancouver - we just happen to be in the right timezone and a nice place to live)
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