General Motors says a new information technology center in suburban Atlanta—the third of four planned by the largest U.S. automaker—will open in March and create 1,000 white-collar jobs as part of its new focus on producing software and other applications in-house.
The automaker announced Thursday that it is hiring software developers, project managers, database experts, business analysts and other information technology professionals to staff its Information Technology Innovation Center in Roswell—about 10 miles (16 kilometers) north of Atlanta.
State officials say the company has invested $26 million in the development and are calling it another step toward establishing the area as a hub for technological innovation.
General Motors Vice President and Chief Information Officer Randy Mott said Thursday that the company has relied on outside firms for tech products and applications for about 30 years. The 228,000 square-foot (21,181 sq. meter) Roswell facility—along with centers in Warren, Michigan; Austin, Texas; and a to-be-named fourth location— will be part of GM's effort to hire up to 10,000 technology professionals over a three- to five-year period to move production in-house instead of buying from outside companies.
"We feel like based on what we're trying to do, which is provide capability for our business, it's much better to have people that understand not only technology but General Motors and the General Motors business," Mott said after a news conference at Georgia Tech.
About 700 people have been hired for positions at GM's other two innovation centers.
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