Car giant General Motors announced today plans to hire 500 people for a new Information Technology Innovation Center in Austin.
The Detroit auto maker is looking for software developers, project managers, database experts, business analyts and other IT workers to staff its new center.
The center is “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 in a news release.
General Motors chose Austin 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.”