Wouldn’t it be great if this kicked off a trend?
U.S. workers have been dealing with the effects of outsourcing for years now. But in a trend that many no doubt would like to see continue, General Motors Co. has committed to bringing back technology jobs it now outsources.
The automaker currently outsources about 90 percent of its information-technology services, including running data centers and writing applications, to other companies. But in a 180-degree turn, newly installed chief information officer, Randy Mott, who joined GM in February, wants to “insource” 90 percent of the company’s IT operations within three years,InformationWeek reports.
Bringing back IT jobs at the scale GM needs would require the Detroit-based company, which currently employs about 1,500 IT workers worldwide, to go on a hiring binge to staff the three U.S.-based software development centers it’s planning to build. Those would include jobs such as software developers, project managers,database experts and business analysts, according to the magazine.