GM to Add 1,500 Tech Jobs

Automaker has decided to stop outsourcing IT work
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 8, 2012 5:25 PM CDT
In this file photograph taken June 1, 2009, an American flag flies in front of the General Motors, Global Headquarters in Detroit, Michigan.   (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Dave Chidley, file)

(Newser) – General Motors released a bit of positive jobs news today, announcing that it will be hiring 1,500 people for a new software development center in Michigan, as it reverses its longstanding trend of outsourcing its IT work overseas. The Michigan plant will be the second of four planned new software centers, Reuters reports; the first opened last month in Austin, Texas. GM's COO believes the plan will actually save GM money, making it more efficient and productive, as it eliminates at least 40% of its IT applications. (Read more General Motors stories.)

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