GM Adding 500 New IT Positions In Austin, Texas

General Motors is hiring software engineers, project managers, database experts, business analysts, and other technology professionals to work at their first of several new IT Innovation Centers in the United States that is intended to drive ideas into GM vehicles and business processes.  Austin, Texas was chosen as the location for an Innovation Center because the city already has people with skills that the company is looking for.

“We want IT to keep up with the imagination of our GM business partners, and to do that, we plan to rebalance the employment model over the next three years so that the majority of our IT work is done by GM employees focused on extending new capabilities that further enable our business,” stated GM CIO Randy Mott.

GM anticipates hiring as many as 500 new GM employees in Austin.  GM has already over 4,500 employees in Texas including about 1,800 at GM Financial locations.  Around 2,500 people build Chevrolet, GMC, and Cadillac SUVs in Arlington, Texas.  Recently a third shift will start in the first quarter of 2013 and a new $200 million stamping plant is under construction that will create or retain 180 jobs.  There will be two customer call centers based in the state.  GM is also a corporate partner in the Pecan Street sustainable living project in Austin, Texas.

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This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at
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