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General Motors is hanging out the help wanted sign for thousands of computer programmers and project managers. The company's new head of Information Technology wants to in-source most of its computer work.
Currently, about 90 percent of GM's technology work is contracted out. CIO Randy Mott says GM can save money and increase its innovation by employing its own people. GM has about 1500 IT professionals, another 8500 are hired through contracting agencies.
Mott also wants to eliminate or consolidate most of its data centers. It now has 23, Mott wants to condense that down to two. Last year, Action News told you about a gigantic data center planned for its Warren Technical Center.
General Motors will be hiring software developers, computer programmers, project managers and other IT specialists.
Back in the 1980's, GM bought EDS from H. Ross Perot to try and handle its information technology. It ended up spinning off the company.
Because contractors have non-compete clauses, GM will either have to hire new workers or negotiate settlements to bring current contractors on-board.
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