Facebook Vancouver Office: Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is always looking to add great talent to its staff. From the bottom of the corporate ladder to the top, the social networking giant cares about its employees and works hard to bring the best people to the company.
Hedge funds, on the whole, were very bullish on Facebook last quarter. The total size of the funds we track that were invested in the company grew by nearly 40% from Q3; that’s a huge spike (see why it’s always important to pay attention to the smart money).
The Vancouver Sun is reporting that Facebook is looking to “recruit up to 150 staff including a large group of software engineers to fill a temporary office it’s setting up in Vancouver.”
Obviously, the key term here is “temporary.” In other words, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is not opening a permanent office in Vancouver at which people can be expected to work for an extended period of time.
Instead, the office that is expected to open in May 2013 will be one for “training recent software engineering grads for potential full-time employment.”
It only makes sense that the company will receive quite a few applications for the positions. This is particularly true being that Vancouver is in relatively close proximity to the company’s engineering office in Seattle, Washington.
The article goes on to add the following:
“The projected one-year lifespan of the office more or less reflects the amount of time it will take for a skilled immigrant worker to get the permit necessary for full-time employment in the U.S., the company added.”
With this new office, the company will be able to train employees while they wait to receive clearance to work in the United States on a full-time basis. In the meantime, this also gives Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) the chance to make a determination as to which employees should be moved into full-time capacity when available to do so.
It is nice to see that Facebook has plans to expand outside the United States, this time reaching into Canada. Do you agree with this move? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.
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