September 8, 2012
GM opens IT site in Texas capital
Plan for up to 500 hires part of effort to boost tech operations
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Texas benefiting from GM's decision to bring hundreds of tech jobs in-house in Austin, 3 other U.S. sites
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http://www.gm.com/content/gmcom/home/ar ... in.gm.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;The automaker is launching one of its new IT Innovation Centers in the Texas capital, where it has selected a location in the city's northwest corridor and begun hiring.
The new jobs include software developers, database experts, analysts and project managers. GM outsources about 90% of its IT work to a variety of contractors, including tech giant Hewlett-Packard.
GM Chief Information Officer Randy Mott wants the automaker to take direct control of its software development and database systems to bring new vehicles to market faster. The insourcing would require GM to establish several software centers throughout the world.
"It really covers the whole gamut of IT skills," Mott said.
Mott said no current GM workers would lose their jobs because of the insourcing. But some of GM's IT contractors, possibly including HP, are expected to lose business and jobs because of the decision.
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GM to Add 500 New I.T. Jobs in Texas
Fri, Sep 7 2012
AUSTIN, Texas – General Motors is hiring software developers, project managers, database experts, business analysts and other information technology professionals to staff the first of several new IT Innovation Centers in the United States intended to drive breakthrough ideas into GM vehicles and business processes globally.
“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,” GM Chief Information Officer Randy Mott said.
Austin was chosen for an Innovation Center because the city already has people with the skills GM is seeking - 46,000, according to the May 2011 Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Report.
“We anticipate hiring as many as 500 new GM employees in Austin,” Mott said. “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.
“The next generation of IT workers, the talented visionaries we want contributing at the Innovation Center, are being trained at top computer science schools in Texas and surrounding states,” Mott said. “The IT Innovation Centers are critical to our overall IT business strategy and transformation.”
GM already has more than 4,500 employees in Texas, including about 1,800 at GM Financial locations. Approximately 2,500 people build Chevrolet, GMC and Cadillac SUVs in Arlington, where a recently announced third shift will start in the first quarter of 2013. In addition, a new $200 million stamping plant is under construction that will create or retain approximately 180 jobs. Two Customer Call Centers are based in the state, and GM is a corporate partner in the Pecan Street sustainable living project in Austin.
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