GM might add 2,500 jobs, invest $1B at Warren Tech Center

General Motors Technical Center Historical Marker, Warren, Michigan by Darren56brown, Licensed under CC by 4.0

If General Motors receive tax abatements from Warren, Michigan, the company is planning to spend $1 billion to renovate and expand their Technical Center with a projected completion date of 2020.

In addition to housing Information Technology staff, the site will also provide offices to engineering and product development staff, positions which had been outsourced to independent contractors, many located in India.

Last year, GM’s Mark Ruess remarked, “We were chasing low-wage markets with engineers and that was a big mistake. It was assumed off-shore people could have the same capability of people who actually had the experience of engineering many cycles of something that required deep expertise.”

GM to add 2,500 jobs, invest $1B at Warren Tech Center.


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