Microsoft will be throwing a mixer for the recently laidoff employees of OnLive. About fifty percent of OnLive’s workforce was jettisoned after the streaming company was acquired by venture cap Lauder Partners. Today, at Microsoft’s campus in Silicon Valley, hiring managers will be on site, scouting for Xbox-oriented positions at the software giant’s offices in Mountain View, CA and Redmond, WA. The event takes place tonight around 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
“We are eager to speak to individuals and teams affected by the OnLive transition,” reads the event’s public invitation. “We are looking to add key players who want to make a real impact in creating groundbreaking new products and services.”
One may think this is indicative of plans to expand the XBox platform with game streaming capabilities but it can be anyone’s guess; it could simply be an example of the tech industry taking care of its own. In addition, an Xbox Kinect bundle will also be raffled off during the event, though we assume those attending will be more interested in finding gainful employment than winning a door prize.
From Event Brite:
We are eager to speak to individuals and teams affected by the OnLive transition. With the stunning success of Xbox/Kinect and the accelerated growth of this business, we are looking to add key players who want to make a real impact in creating groundbreaking new products and services.
We have positions in both Redmond, WA, and in Mountain View. There are big projects in the pipeline for the rest of 2012 and beyond, and the team is growing rapidly to support the work ahead! We’d love to have YOU be part of our team!
Come join us! Enjoy food, drinks and mix and mingle with our hiring managers . Stick around for a chance to win a Kinect Bundle. We will be raffling one off during the Mixer.
August 27 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
at the Cafe in Building 1 at our Microsoft Campus in Silicon Valley
We look forward to seeing you there!