General Motors has announced its fourth (and final) Information Technology Center in the Phoenix suburb of Chandler, AZ. The automaker plans on hiring 1,000 employees to staff the center, which joins sister facilities in Austin, Texas (500 new jobs); Roswell, Georgia (1,000 new jobs), and Warren, Michigan (1,500 new jobs).
Over the next three to five years, GM will hire over 4,000 new IT workers between the four centers, and over 1,000 employees have already been hired for the centers in Texas, Georgia, and Michigan.
The move is one of the final foundation steps that are a part of The General’s ongoing IT transformation strategy, wherein the automaker aims to bringing its IT operations in-house to support the transformation of its business. The strategy calls to reverse the current status of GM’s IT operations wherein the automaker contracts outside the company for nearly all of its IT needs; bringing such work in-house will allow the automaker to improve its performance in most areas of its business and processes.