Considering Calgary’s size, Jay Gohill didn’t think his city had much of a chance to land Amazon’s coveted second headquarters.
For Gohill’s tech company, it’s probably a good thing. He’s president of Arcurve, a software company with 65 employees in Calgary and Houston with clients in energy, transportation and health, among other industries.
If a mammoth-sized company like Amazon came to town looking to hire 50,000 employees, the local tech sector would likely have been swallowed up as the competition for talent would have been extreme.
“I would consider it a bit negative because we’re in the process of trying to hire several people,” said Gohill, from his downtown office. “It would have been a challenge.”
‘Calgary is a difficult city to hire in. We’re competing with an oil industry and that can be difficult.’ – Grant McLarnon, Adoxio
Amazon revealed Thursday its short list of 20 cities it’s still considering for its second headquarters and Calgary didn’t make the cut. The only