GM to Hire 2,000 Workers In Michigan
October 9, 2012 8:28 am
Good jobs are coming back to a post-bailout Michigan! General Motors announced that the company will be hiring 2,000 new workers — beginning with 1,500 at a new Information Technology Innovation Center in Warren, MI. The new plan is indicative of an “insourcing” drive within the American automaker. The first of four planned centers opened last month in Austin, TX, creating 500 new jobs.
GM Chief Information Officer Randy Mott spoke to M Live about the new plan’s role in preventing brain drain in Michigan:
The next generation of IT workers, the talented visionaries we want contributing at the Michigan Innovation Center, are being trained at top computer science schools in Michigan and surrounding states. The Michigan Innovation Center and its employees are critical to our overall IT business strategy and transformation.
A large percentage (30 percent) of the 1,500 IT hires will be actively recruited
from the pool of recent Michigan college graduates. GM says that the new hires will be offered competitive salaries and benefits (entry level software engineers typically earn between $60 and $70 thousand a year). The news on the new insourced tech positions follows the June decision by Ford and Chrysler to hire new workers and bring back the night shift at plants in Wayne, Michigan, Cleveland and Louisville.
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder praised the investment in Michigan’s economy:
GM’s impressive recent growth can only be enhanced by the new innovation center going into the Warren Tech Center campus and we applaud this world-class auto company for tapping the technology talents of the world’s premier manufacturing work force.
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