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Beaumont looking to hire salaried workers laid-off by General Motors

Posted: 11:31 AM, Feb 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-08 17:51:13Z
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(WXYZ) — Beaumont Health is looking to bring on-board a few hundred salaried General Motors Co. workers that were laid off earlier this month.

The hospital reportedly has 500 non-clinical job openings available and has had discussions with GM to inform the former employees about the openings.

"There is absolutely a war on talent right now, combined with an unemployment rate under 4 percent in Michigan, that creates problems," Beaumont's chief of human resources Aaron Gillingham told The Detroit News . "This is an opportunity for us to go out into the market and get good talent much more quickly."

GM responded to Beaumont's initiative with this statement:

"We’re pleased there are companies eager to begin the interview process and fill openings."

Beaumont currently employs 38,000 people and is one of the largest health systems in the state.