GM to Open IT Innovation Center in Georgia
Third of four Information Technology Innovation Centers will employ about
ROSWELL, Ga., Jan. 10, 2013
ROSWELL, Ga., Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- General Motors will hire
approximately 1,000 high-tech workers to staff a new Information Technology
Innovation Center near Atlanta. The automaker needs software developers,
project managers, database experts, business analysts and other IT
professionals for the third of four centers in the United States.
"Locating this center in Atlanta makes good business sense," said GM Chief
Information Officer Randy Mott. "We can draw from a deep pool of high tech
expertise through the surrounding colleges, universities and talent residing
in the area."
GM already has hired more than 700 IT specialists to work at the Innovation
Centers in Austin, Tex., and Warren, Mich. Response in the market has been
strong as three of four candidates offered jobs to date have accepted them.
The Atlanta Innovation Center will be located in Roswell, a northern suburb of
"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."
Mott is leading a rebalancing of information technology at GM under which the
majority of IT work will be done by GM employees instead of being outsourced,
which has been the GM model for most of the last three decades.
"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," Mott said. "The IT Innovation Centers are critical to our overall
GM business strategy and IT transformation."
The location of the fourth site will be announced at a later date.
General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM, TSX: GMM) and its partners produce vehicles in 30
countries, and the company has leadership positions in the world's largest and
fastest-growing automotive markets. GM's brands include Chevrolet and
Cadillac, as well as Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Isuzu, Jiefang, Opel,
Vauxhall and Wuling. More information on the company and its subsidiaries,
including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety, security and information
services, can be found at http://www.gm.com.
SOURCE General Motors
Contact: Juliana Huston-Rough, GM Communications, +1-313-549-6977,
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