Microsoft sees growth potential in Vancouver, president States

Microsoft President Brad Smith says the tech provider anticipates growing past the 750 jobs it originally expected to make in Vancouver.

Smith said when the firm opened its Microsoft Canada Excellence Centre, now called Microsoft Vancouver, in June 2016, it expected hiring about 750 workers.

Presently, a spokesman said 800 employees are employed throughout product development, sales and marketing, and retail and office work.

Smith said he sees continuing opportunities to grow in town and doesn’t find a cap to the amount of jobs the business could create there.

He said Microsoft sees Vancouver as a second home and is “very bullish” on the city.

Smith made the remarks during an interview in a conference in Seattle aimed at strengthening the Cascadia Innovation Corridor, which is an agreement signed by B.C. and Washington state almost 1 year ago to develop high-tech businesses and strengthen collaboration throughout the region.

Courtesy: The Globe And Mail

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