Although the corpse still has a pulse, unTimid Tim Cook’s crew was in Cambridge, Ontario (just 15 short minutes from Waterloo) on a mission to shmooze and hire away Blackberry’s best and brightest. Whereas Lady luck certainly favors the bold, she might be blushing a little over Apple Recruiting, which isn’t holding anything back.

Apple Recruiting sent the following invitation to current Blackberry employees via LinkedIn for event held on September 26:

If you are interested in working on the world’s most advanced mobile devices and operating systems as well as alongside other amazing, talented and passionate engineers then Apple may have opportunities for you. Apple’s Engineering and Operations Recruiting Team is hosting a career event in your town! We will have Hiring Managers and Recruiters present to talk about exciting opportunities throughout Apple.

The career event will be on Thursday, September 26th from 10 am to 2 pm, and from 3 pm to 7 pm. … Please bring multiple copies of your resume on the day of the event as there may be a chance to speak with multiple hiring managers.

Most positions will be based in Cupertino, CA. Relocation and immigration assistance will be provided for candidates that are hired, as needed.

You can check out all Apple career opportunities by visiting Thank you and we hope to see you in person Thursday, September 26th.

If you happen to know of others that might be interested in attending, please pass along this invite as we would love to meet them as well.

Warm Regards,

Apple Recruiting Team

And, you’ve got to wonder if there will be anyone left to turn out the lights.

Apple Recruiting: Not on the List

Just in case you feel the slightest twinge of sympathy for Research in Motion, nay, Blackberry, here are a few choice quotes from the days before death was certain.

“[The iPhone is] kind of one more entrant into an already very busy space with lots of choice for consumers … But in terms of a sort of a sea-change for BlackBerry, I would think that’s overstating it,” Jim Balsillie, CEO, RIM (February 2007).

“For those of us who live outside of Apple’s distortion field, we know that 7in tablets will actually be a big portion of the market and we know that Adobe Flash support actually matters to customers who want a real web experience,” said Balsillie in November 2010.

It is perhaps doubtful that either of Blackberry’s former CEO, Jim Balsillie or Mike Lazaridis, were invited to the September 26 Apple Recruiting event…

What’s your take?

Source: All Things D, Image: Salon