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Here’s why OpenText decided to shut 50% of its offices and go remote

Posted by Waterloo EDC on May 19, 2020

This is the second edition in a new Waterloo EDC series on remote work. Stay tuned for posts featuring a variety of perspectives on the subject and read our Q&A with SkyWatch for lessons from a digital native company.

They're one of the biggest tech companies in Canada and one of the biggest tech stocks on the Toronto Stock Exchange. They’re known around the world for their information...

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Topics: technology, talent, artificial intelligence, Q&A

Lessons on remote work from a digital native company

Posted by Waterloo EDC on May 7, 2020

This is the first edition in a new Waterloo EDC series on remote work. Stay tuned for posts featuring a variety of perspectives on the subject, including thoughts from a multinational company, an experienced recruiter and a Future of Work expert.

Is the world about to become a bit more remote?

One of the predicted outcomes of COVID-19 self-isolation is that remote work could become a much...

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Topics: technology, talent, artificial intelligence, Q&A

Auto manufacturers lead in Canada’s historic industrial mobilization

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 30, 2020

We’re all doing our best to help. That’s what we need right now.

For most of us, that means staying inside, respecting the call for physical distancing and, for those with the resources, giving what we can to charities and hospitals.

For many companies, this means offering their products for free or creating new products/services that will help individuals, businesses and communities cope...

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Topics: manufacturing, automotive, talent, Q&A

Waterloo Region doing its BEST to fight economic hit from COVID-19

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 23, 2020

The spread of COVID-19 is disrupting businesses and communities around the world.

To combat this disruption, leaders from Waterloo Region have joined forces to form the Business and Economic Support Team of Waterloo Region, also known as BESTWR. This team, which includes representatives from local Chambers of Commerce, Communitech, Business Improvement Areas (BIA), Tourism and top officials...

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Topics: technology, talent, business, Q&A

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