Facebook opening temporary engineering office in Vancouver

Summary:Facebook's move to launch a temporary engineering base in Canada possibly reflects the CEO's support for hiring more highly-skilled immigrants.

Facebook is establishing a temporary base in Vancouver for approximately 150 software engineers, according to The Vancouver Sun.

See also: Facebook announces open engineering office in New York City
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The purpose of the new office is twofold.

First, it will operate as a "boot camp" of sorts to train recent graduates while evaluating them for full-time jobs.

Second, it's also a spot where the Menlo Park, Calif.-based company reportedly can hire and place new employees while they wait for U.S. work visas.

For reference, Facebook has engineering offices in Seattle and New York City aside from its Silicon Valley headquarters.

The move is also said to reflect CEO Mark Zuckerberg's support to hire more highly-skilled immigrants to fill skills gaps in the United States.

via NBC News Bay Area

Topics: Tech & Work, IT Priorities, Social Enterprise, Tech Industry, Developer


Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider, FastCompany.com, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for MainStreet.com, Irish Americ... Full Bio

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