In welcome news for Michigan, General Motors announced on Monday that it expects to hire up to 1,500 tech employees over the next few years to staff its new Information Technology Innovation Center located in Warren, just outside of Detroit.
“We’re currently seeking the next generation of game-changers to help us usher in a new age of automotive innovation at GM,” said GM Chief Information Officer Randy Mott.
The new GM Michigan Innovation Center is the second of four planned Innovation Centers in the United States. Last month, the company announced the opening of the first facility in Austin, Texas, where it will hire up to 500 people.
GM claims that the new centers will help the company improve its performance, drive down the cost of ongoing operations and increase the level of innovation delivered to its customers.
“GM is executing an IT best practice by insourcing IT services and making them a strategic part of assuring GM remains a fast-moving leader,” said Rob Enderle, principal analyst at the Enderle Group in San Jose, Calif. “This is also one of the best opportunities for IT professionals to work in the automotive industry.”
In Michigan, the available jobs include software development, project management, database management and business analysis, with the automaker stating that it is recruiting both recent college graduates and experienced professionals for these positions.
Those interested can visit GM's website at www.careers.gm.com/itjobs for more details.