Monday, December 9, 2019
ADVT 
National

Microsoft's new centre to generate 400 jobs in Vancouver

Darpan News Desk Darpan, 02 May, 2014
  • Microsoft's new centre to generate 400 jobs in Vancouver

Microsoft has announced plans to open a new training and development centre in Vancouver that will more than double its workforce thus creating 400 new jobs. The announcement that came in Thursday translates into posing Vancouver home to Microsoft's largest centre in Canada.

Set to open in late 2015 in Vancouver's Pacific Centre, the new Microsoft Canada Excellence Centre is projected to deliver a $90 million annual boost to BC's economy, states The Vancouver Sun.

"Vancouver is a vibrant international hub for technology development with growth potential given its attractive location, amenities, reputation and proximity to top universities and a highly-educated and diverse workforce and population," said Janet Kennedy, president of Microsoft Canada in a news release.

"This investment will enable us to create a world-class centre of training and innovation that will have a positive ripple effect across the local, provincial and national economy.

The new set of jobs will reportedly focus on Microsoft's Applications and Services Group.  

MORE National ARTICLES

Four Arrested After Five People Shot In Toronto: Police

Four Arrested After Five People Shot In Toronto: Police

TORONTO — Four people have been arrested in a shooting in northwest Toronto that sent five people to hospital, one with life-threatening injuries, police said Thursday.

Four Arrested After Five People Shot In Toronto: Police

Calgary Police seize $1M worth of drugs and an AK-47

Calgary Police seize $1M worth of drugs and an AK-47

Nearly $1M worth of drugs and an AK-47 have been seized by the Calgary police and RCMP in a bust conducted earlier this week.

Calgary Police seize $1M worth of drugs and an AK-47

BC opens doors to Asian investment in LNG

BC opens doors to Asian investment in LNG
Premier Christy Clark announced Wednesday that she will lead her fifth international trade mission. Along with Minister of Natural Gas Development Rich Coleman and industry delegates, the Premier will travel to Malaysia, Singapore, and Hong Kong to promote the development of British Columbia’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry from May 2 to May 9.

BC opens doors to Asian investment in LNG

Body of Canadian journalist found in Cambodia forest

Body of Canadian journalist found in Cambodia forest
Cambodian police Thursday discovered the body of 58-year-old Canadian journalist and author Dave Walker who has been missing since Feb 14 in Siem Reap city, national police spokesman Kirt Chantharith confirmed.

Body of Canadian journalist found in Cambodia forest

Afghans on the road to self reliance after Canadian mission’s departure

Afghans on the road to self reliance after Canadian mission’s departure
Award winning CBC reporter Mellissa Fung shared her experience as a journalist covering the Canadian military mission in Afghanistan at an event that was held April 29th in Vancouver. 

Afghans on the road to self reliance after Canadian mission’s departure

Four people shot, suspect arrested at Western Forest Products Mill in Nanaimo

Four people shot, suspect arrested at Western Forest Products Mill in Nanaimo

Four individuals have been shot and a suspect is in custody after a shooting at the Western Forest Products sawmill near downtown Nanaimo, BC, Wednesday morning.

Four people shot, suspect arrested at Western Forest Products Mill in Nanaimo

PrevNext