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GM to hire 3,000 techs from HP

By Canadian Press   

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Carmaker to open IT centres in Michigan and Texas.

Detroit — General Motors will hire 3,000 workers from Hewlett-Packard as the carmaker moves more computer functions in-house. The move is part of a larger GM strategy to have more control over the technology it uses in cars and to run its business.

The HP employees already work on GM projects. GM says that making them full-time employees will hold costs steady and speed up the transformation of the company’s computer-related work. GM is hiring more software developers, opening technology centres and taking on work from outside firms like HP.

GM says the move includes several multi-year services and software contracts with HP. GM Chief Information Officer Randy Mott worked at HP until joining GM in February. The carmaker has announced plans for new information technology centres in Warren, Mich., and Austin, Texas.

© 2012 The Canadian Press



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