General Motors Canada has recently been highlighting the various ways it helps its employees and the Southern Ontario community in which it resides using the hashtag #WeDoSoMuchMore.
It seems GM Canada implemented this hashtag following backlash about its decision to close the Oshawa Assembly Plant. With many area residents feeling as though GM has turned its back on them, the automaker has been keen to show the ways it is remaining committed to Canada and how it takes care of GM Canada employees.
We know the importance of innovative minds on Canada’s future. That’s why we’ve committed $1.8 million to #STEM programs, inspiring Canadian youth, particularly girls, to explore careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math #WeDoSoMuchMore pic.twitter.com/QyhOhSQTrW
— GM Canada (@GMcanada) May 27, 2019
One of these employees is Jessica Neilands, a Global Supply Chain Group Leader at GM’s CAMI Assembly Plant in Ingersoll, Ontario. Neilands was moved from her former position at Oshawa Assembly to CAMI and was supported by the company in her transition to a new town with her young family. She is also now able to take advantage of the automaker’s Tuition Assistance Program, she says, allowing her to work towards an Executive MBA whilst remaining with the company and in her position as a Supply Chain Group Leader.
Neilands started with GM Canada as an entry-level line worker at Oshawa Assembly whilst working towards a degree at the Ontario Institute of Technology, otherwise known as UOIT. After she graduated, a contract group leader position came up at GM, which she qualified for based on her education and prior experience.
We’re committed to building one of the largest automotive software development teams in Canada, focusing on the development of global mobility solutions, including electric and autonomous vehicles #WeDoSoMuchMore pic.twitter.com/3IMyZhv0wK
— GM Canada (@GMcanada) June 3, 2019
GM has consistently touted its expanding software development workforce in Ontario since deciding to close Oshawa, as well in an effort to win back some of the populace’s support.