GM announced on Nov. 11 that it will hire 3,000 new employees across engineering, design and IT.
The goal of bringing in new talent is to help the company transform the future of product development and software as a service.
As the company looks to speed up the development of autonomous and electric vehicles and advanced platforms like the Ultium battery system , it will offer more remote opportunities than it has done before. Part of the reason that GM is able to speed up development is due to recent virtual innovations, it said.
“As we evolve and grow our software expertise and services, it’s important that we continue to recruit and add diverse talent,” said GM President Mark Reuss in a press release. "This will clearly show that we’re committed to further developing the software we need to lead in EVs, enhance the customer experience and become a software expertise-driven workforce."
The company explained its goals:
Investing in our Vision
GM plans to advance its vision of zero crashes, zero emissions, zero congestion through the development and integration of its world-class software and services. Job openings for electrical system engineers; infotainment software engineers; developers for Java, Android, iOS and other platforms; controls engineers; and more will help to build on GM’s current software foundation.
Software expertise is core to GM’s Vehicle Intelligence Platform, which brings more electrical bandwidth and the capability to support new active safety, infotainment and, connectivity. Beyond the vehicle, GM will continue to invest in software applications.
Inclusion, Resources and Commitments
General Motors believes that achieving an all-electric future can only become a reality by embracing and investing in diverse perspectives and talent. The company encourages each employee to bring their most authentic self to work and offers nearly a dozen employee resource groups. ERGs are supportive communities, designed to help employees acclimate; they provide opportunities for professional development, community outreach, sharing of experiences and personal growth throughout employees’ careers. The company is living its “Be Inclusive” behavior by taking a strong public stance against injustice and establishing the Inclusion Advisory Board.
General Motors also recently announced the launch of a 12-week paid family leave program to assist with challenges surrounding family care. General Motors is committed to making sure all employees feel supported in their health and financial needs as they help the company achieve their vision for the future.
In addition to hiring for the needs of today, General Motors works with nonprofit organizations and communities across the country to bring culturally responsive programs to youth that may not otherwise have robust STEM learning opportunities available to them, with the goal of increasing presence, persistence and achievements in STEM. Through work like the newly created Girl Scouts Automotive Engineering badge series and the Ashoka STEM for Changemaking Summit, GM is committed to equipping diverse communities with future industry-relevant skills, accelerating the path to an equitable STEM employment pipeline.