BlackBerry shutting down Halifax offices, affecting more than 300 employees

BlackBerry shutting down Halifax offices, affecting more than 300 employees

As part of BlackBerry ongoing restructuring efforts, it has been announced that BlackBerry will shut down Halifax office in Nova Scotia as of January 10th, 2014. The closure of this location affects over 300 employees mostly trained as customer support representatives.

As part of the closure, about 35 workers will be offered continued employment on a work-from-home basis and BlackBerry will repay the Nova Scotia government $2-million for money borrowed as part of agreement wherein BlackBerry would receive $10 million over five years if it kept at least 400 jobs in Nova Scotia.

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