The Mike Farwell Show
Tuesday August 1 2017 - 1 PM
1:00 PM TOPIC: The upcoming long weekend is a distinctly Canadian rite of passage that involves the time-worn tradition for motorcyclists to get out on the road GUEST: Rob Deutschmann, Personal Injury Lawyer
1:30 PM TOPIC: Tech Spotlight GUEST: Lindsay Gibson, Chief Operating Officer and Armando Murga, developer, TextNow textnow.com What does it take to attract top tech talent in a highly competitive environment like Waterloo Region? Local company TextNow is taking a new approach to attracting talent with the goal of hiring 35 technical roles this summer. The company is trying a new hiring campaign by sweetening the deal with a signing bonus of $13,000 for both the employee who brings in a new hire and those that are hired.
Aug 01, 2017, 12:15 PM
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