GM to hire thousands as it brings most information tech work in-house

Posted on July 13, 2012

General Motors Co. plans to bring most of its information technology work in-house, Randy Mott, the automaker’s chief information officer, told reporters.

GM intends to have 90 percent of such work done internally, up from 10 percent currently, Mott said in Detroit. GM will pare its data centers to two from 23.

The automaker plans to hire thousands of people as part of shifting work that has been done by contractors, Mott said. About 1,500 of 10,000 people working on information technology for the company are employees, he said.

CEO Dan Akerson wants the Detroit-based automaker to increase its operating margins after a record annual profit of $9.19 billion last year.

By: Tom Higgins, Crain’s Detroit