GM to Hire Up to 500 to Staff New Texas Computer Center

General Motors hiring
DETROIT -- General Motors (GM) is opening a new computer center in Austin, Texas, where it plans to hire up to 500 people.

The automaker said Friday that it will hire software developers, project managers, database experts and business analysts to run the first of several information technology innovation centers it plans to open in the U.S.

GM said it picked Austin because it has a ready workforce with the skills that it's looking for. The Austin metropolitan area is home to a growing high-tech community that includes the University of Texas at Austin and computer maker Dell Inc.

The Austin center is the first of several that the company plans to open in the U.S.

General Motors Co. already has operations in Austin and has begun hiring, spokeswoman Julie Huston-Rough said. She could not say how many centers GM will open or if there will be layoffs elsewhere. Other sites have not yet been picked, she said.

The automaker planned to release more information on its plans during a conference call scheduled for Friday morning.

GM says its information technology innovation centers will help to get breakthrough ideas into the company's cars and trucks. It's also intended to improve GM's business processes and drive down costs.

"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," GM Chief Information Officer Randy Mott said in a statement.

Huston-Rough says the new technology centers are separate from a GM plan now under way to consolidate its 23 global data centers into two in an effort to cut costs and increase speed and efficiency.

GM shares rose 6 cents to $22.51 in premarket trading.

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Non union state with no income move!

September 11 2012 at 1:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Did not see if jobs were union ? Another fluff job by Obama News Network.

September 10 2012 at 8:23 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to marine1942's comment

What difference does the union make? Union = the only place you don't get recognied for your individual effort, sluff offs get paid the same rate as over producers.

September 10 2012 at 4:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Hyacinth Lea Monrou

Only a few number of companies hires for more employees to compare thousands of companies got closed this year. The recession is isn't over yet...

September 10 2012 at 8:18 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

I was against the GM bailout mostly because 70-74% of the car is made outsside of the U.S. I would have beeen for the bailout if it was stipulated that the cars must be 78% made in the U.S, using U.S. labor. In stead we are supported foreign labor with our bailout money.

September 08 2012 at 11:40 AM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to tsimpson2333's comment

you have no clue how many times the BIG 3 car companies have bailed out this country!!!!!!!!!!

September 09 2012 at 8:28 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

I need a new car do I get MY TAX discount?

September 08 2012 at 7:42 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
welcome butch

for waht to help sell their junk electric cars , they are junk

September 08 2012 at 7:38 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

That's nice----the question is, when do they anticipate paying their loan from Obama off (taxpayer funded)?

September 08 2012 at 5:51 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

So do you really want to know where all those "good paying" GM jobs went??? Well, lets just say GM is pretty much CHINA MOTORS now.
you will be outraged when you see this...Pay close attention to the PRESIDENT of GM and what he says.
My question is: when Oblamer gave GM the bailout money, did he also tell them that as part of the deal they had to send 70% of their business to China in an attempt to make sure GM paid the goverment back or did he just say here ya go do with it what you will, no need to repay us????

September 08 2012 at 1:07 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

good to know my tax money paid for their jobs

September 08 2012 at 12:25 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

GM just closed the plant in Shreveport, LA. 800 jobs lost.

September 07 2012 at 11:49 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Russell's comment

Three card monet, Huffington Style.

September 09 2012 at 9:41 AM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply