GM announced it will open a third information technology center in the US, part of it plan to improve the company’s productivity and efficiency.
Thursday, January 10th, GM announced it will hire around 1,000 employees, among which business analysts, database experts and software developers, at the new center near Atlanta. Last year GM said it plans to vastly expand the number of in-house IT experts in the following three years. In June 2012 GM has 1,500 IT employees and that number will increase to about 9,000 employees when the transition will be completed.
“We’ve been on a journey for the past few months to transform GM IT. One of the key strategies in this turnaround is the opening of (information technology) innovation centers in key U.S. markets and bringing the work back in-house to GM,” said GM Chief Information Officer Randy Mott.
In September 2012 GM announced its plan to add 2,000 workers at its IT centers in Michigan and Texas and shift 3,000 employees in a period of six months to its payroll from HP. The automaker also declared it has hired over 700 IT specialists at its centers in Warren, Michigan and Austin, Texas.
“This Innovation Center is exactly the kind of employer we want in the state,” said Georgia Gov. Nathan 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.”