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GM to Hire 1,000 for Tech Center Near Phoenix

ABC News -- General Motors Co. will open a new information technology innovation center in the Phoenix suburb of Chandler and begin hiring what will eventually be 1,000 high-tech employees for the new location beginning in April, the automaker announced Wednesday.

The Chandler center will be the fourth facility GM has opened to bring its IT work in-house. It already has hired more than 1,000 new employees at the three other locations: Austin, Texas; Roswell, Ga.; and Warren, Mich.

GM officials said they chose Chandler because of the pool of talented IT workers and because Arizona's universities offer a steady stream of new graduates. They also cited the cost of living and quality of life in the state.

"Recruiting talented IT professionals is intensely competitive," GM Chief Information Officer R


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PoohMcGoo
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 9:13:05 PM

Wonder if they're union too.
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 8:33:51 PM

Good for them.
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 8:32:14 PM

This is great.
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 8:29:12 PM

Now if they fire 1,000 brean counters and CEOs....
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Good
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 8:28:15 PM

Some good news!!!!!!
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 8:24:03 PM

God speed,new hires!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 8:21:21 PM

Awesome!!!
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 8:20:18 PM

Good news!
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 8:19:43 PM

Good location.
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Good
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Great
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 8:10:22 PM

Are they going to make a better product ?????
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 8:08:37 PM

Just speculation on my part: Are the auto makers abandoning Detroit? Detroit's population is now 700,000. "Would the last person leaving Detroit please turn the lights off?"
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It's a start
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Just 1000?
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 8:03:49 PM

great news for GM!!!
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 8:02:14 PM

Way to go GM
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GM is really Chinese Motors.
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At least it didn't go overseas
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Good thing we didn't listen to the "let Detroit go bankrupt" fools.
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 6:12:06 PM

Great news for Phoenix!
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 5:49:14 PM

General Motors only makes one car and that's the Corvette!
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They need to hire some engineers that can design a car that holds up and can be repaired without thousands dollars of special tools.
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 5:37:28 PM

Arizona has college students???
I thought it was full of geezers....
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don't buy GM products
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General Motors Co. = to make money
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 5:27:19 PM

Without the bailout, this would not have been possible! Good to see more jobs.
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 5:26:27 PM

....and Mhit won't get to take credit.
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 5:25:11 PM

Sure wish more jobs would open up all over
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 5:22:41 PM

Adding jobs is always good. Too bad it is to be in Arizona, the land of the loons.
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 5:20:27 PM

good that us have more us jobs.
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 5:16:16 PM

It won't be long they will be packing their bags for a job in China !
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 5:15:48 PM

More jobs is alwasy good.
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 5:04:14 PM

It still doesn't do much for the folks who nee work in Detroit. The folks that Pres. Obama still promises jobs to replace what GM walked out on them on.
At least 30% of the city has been bulldozed, large parts have been condemned and shutdown.
The new center is great news for Phoenix as Detroit continues its slide into the underbelly of Lake Michigan also thanks to Pres. Obama.

[Edited by: pliskin at 3/8/2013 5:07:27 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 5:03:18 PM

Excellent news for GM & the local economy.
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 5:00:03 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 4:56:29 PM

good for them
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 4:52:48 PM

Good news.
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 4:52:33 PM

Go GM.
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 4:50:21 PM

Good for them.
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 4:50:11 PM

good
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 4:49:36 PM

Good for Phoenix.
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 4:48:45 PM

I'm glad to hear that Arizona's universities are providing graduates
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 4:46:14 PM

Why is this correct?
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 4:45:06 PM

Wonder why the jobs are not in California. My guess it the higher taxes.
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 4:45:02 PM

This is the good news for today.
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 4:43:28 PM

At least it will help with the unemployment we have.
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 4:43:18 PM

Follow the money
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 4:40:38 PM

Sounds like a waste of money for an automotive company.
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