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General Motors to hire up to 1,500 for Warren IT center

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(10/08/12) - General Motors is hiring.

The automaker announced Monday it will hire up to 1,500 high-tech employees over the next several years.

GM will be recruiting at college campuses and job fairs this fall looking for "game-changers" to support the company's new approach to information technology or IT services.

Gov.Rick Snyder was in Detroit, speaking about the business climate in Michigan, Monday. He reacted to the news calling it a great way to start a Monday.

"They're (GM) thinking about how to reinvent everything from how they do purchasing to their products to how they interact with communications," Snyder says.

An innovation center, called the GM Michigan Innovation Center, is being added on to an existing facility in Macomb County's Warren.

That's about 60 miles southeast of Flint.

With that addition, the addition of up to 1,500 jobs. There could be more in the future.

That's in addition to 500 new jobs created in Texas where the opening of another facility, just like it, was announced last month.

There will be two more, similar facilities, according to GM.

"Everybody uses computers and everybody needs computing professionals to build the tools they need to do their jobs," says Dr. Jim Huggins, an associate professor, in the Computer Science Department, at Flint's Kettering University.

"Computer Science is the second most popular major for this year's freshman class at Kettering," Huggins says.

"We're seeing a great need for trained computing professionals in all disciplines. I think it helps to help build a region. I think it helps to have the talent close to where you need the work being done," Huggins says.

For more information and to apply for one of these positions, click HERE.

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