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Mon Oct 8, 2012, 11:25 AM

GM to add 2,000 jobs in Michigan

Source: Detroit News

October 8, 2012 at 1:00 am
GM to add 2,000 jobs in Michigan

IT center to open in Warren tech campus; other projects in works


General Motors Co. and the state are expected to announce today that GM will create 2,000 new jobs in Michigan, beginning with up to 1,500 at a new information technology innovation center in Warren.

The automaker and the Governor's Office are expected to make formal announcements later today.

It's unclear where GM would add the other 500 jobs, but the state says the innovation center is the first of three projects the company will announce.

GM will invest $300 million combined for the three. The state said GM plans no major investment spending on the information technology center; it will be housed in an existing building undergoing renovation on the Warren Tech Center campus.





Read more: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121008/AUTO0103/210080340#ixzz28inFnkyT



sorry Mitt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 11:29 AM

1. Wait. This isn't right. I thought Mitty said it was better to let it fail.

Because, you know, that would be better.

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Response to 4lbs (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 11:44 AM

2. I'm quite sure Mittens has an explanation.

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Or if not, maybe Ryan will 'splain when Joe mentions that GM is alive Thursday night!

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Response to speedoo (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 12:35 PM

9. Don't Put It Past Mitt To Try To Take Credit For It. Afterall...

...many Republicans give him credit for taking out Osama bin Ladin.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 11:47 AM

3. OH GM is adding more jobs in Kansas City also...I forgot about that--

my neighbor got on there and asked all his friends for names of people that want an application.
YIPPEE Maybe this will help Missouri...who knows...or am I dreaming?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 11:54 AM

4. Jack Welch throws a hissy fit over the "bogus" GM report in 3...2...1...

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 11:57 AM

5. This is great news.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 12:04 PM

6. Great to hear this!

Regardless of the election, the auto industry hiring again is good for our country.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 12:19 PM

7. Lord knows Michigan needs it - Republican Tax hikes are hurting our economy

...since they affect those at the bottom more than those at the top.

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Response to UrbScotty (Reply #7)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 12:48 PM

12. I doubt it will help Michigan much

despite hype and celebratory ribbon-cutting ceremonies to come.

This is just GM "insourcing" jobs that they "outsourced" years ago. Most new hires will be offset by a layoff at HP, Compuware, or some other local IT supplier. To some degree, GM will probably be hiring current HP and Compuware employees. So, net zero gain.

I'd get GM will lobby for an increase in H-1B visas to fill some of the seats.

There might be a gain in Michigan employment here, but it won't be 2000 or 1500, nowhere close.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 12:29 PM

8. but GM is also closing a plant in NY


General Motors announced Friday plans to relocate the Honeoye Falls Fuel Cell to Michigan to its Global Powertrain Engineering Headquarters impacting 220 local jobs.
...
News10NBC is told the majority of the GM employees will be offered the option to relocate to Michigan.

Business Alliance President Sandy Parker said there is no way to spin this its simply bad news for the Rochester economy.
...
The plant will close by the end of the first quarter in 2013.


http://www.whec.com/news/stories/S2790586.shtml

GM giveth and GM taketh away. It's good news overall, but I figured it was worth posting the flip side just to maintain perspective.

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Response to thesquanderer (Reply #8)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 12:41 PM

10. Honeoye Falls....

Nice little town. Sorry those jobs are relocating.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 09:59 PM

11. Obviously faked numbers to help boost Obama.

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