In an effort to reverse its outsourcing history, General Motors will bring over, 1,000 brand new IT jobs to the Atlanta, Ga., area.
Really great news
GA Gov. Nathan Deal exclaimed that the General Motors IT center announcement is a real boon for the state.
"This Innovation Center is exactly the kind of employer we want in the state," said Deal. "The information age will be with us for a long time, and attracting companies such as GM that are on the cutting edge of manufacturing and technology is a huge win for Georgia."
GM Chief Info Officer Randy Mott explained that Atlanta is a fantastic place for top talent to be found, according to General Motors Chief Information Officer Randy Mott, so this is great news for the business. The Data Technology Innovation Center will employ IT experts, business experts and programmers.
"Locating this center in Atlanta makes good business sense," Mott said. "We can draw from a deep pool of high-tech expertise through the surrounding colleges, universities and talent residing in the area."
IT expansion ongoing
General Motors has Innovation centers all over the country, and it already has 700 IT specialists employed at them. With the Warren Tech Center, another 1,500 IT specialists will be employed in the next four years.
Generally, General Motors has only had 10 percent of all IT operations in the States. During the last 30 years, it has outsourced most careers. Now, it is preparing to balance that with more IT jobs in the U.S., according to Mott.
"We look to the Innovation Centers to design and deliver IT that drives down the cost of ongoing operations while continuously increasing the level and speed at which innovative products and services are available to GM customers," Mott said. "The IT Innovation Centers are critical to our overall GM business strategy and IT transformation."
Mott, a previous employee of Hewlett-Packard Co., told the automotive press back in October that General Motors prepared to insource approximately 3,000 HP workers who had already contributed to the operation of GM data technology. As part of the agreement, the 3,000-plus will become GM employees.
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