Kim Bankston, GE’s senior human resources leader, called Michigan a natural resource for hiring after the economic downturn. Of the 850, 90 percent of its hires hail from Michigan. “The exceptional number of talented, experienced professionals — coupled with the state’s strong advanced technology manufacturing capabilities — makes putting additional jobs here an easy decision,” she said in an email.
GE is adding 300 new high value IT and research jobs in Michigan at its Advanced Manufacturing and Software Technology Center near Detroit. GE’s total job commitment to Michigan now stands at 1,400 jobs at the center and 1,600 across the state.
GE has helped Michigan workers and companies open jobs, grow their skills, and win new business. The company employs 3,000 workers in the state. Since June 2009, GE has hired over 850 employees at its AMSTC research center, 90 percent of them from Michigan, and has invested $163 million in the Detroit region.
General Electric Co.’s hiring spree in Southeast Michigan is anchored by local talent experienced in information technology. About 90 percent of the center’s 700 employees at its Advanced Manufacturing and Software Technology Center in Van Buren Township hail from Michigan. The company is hiring about 10 IT professionals a week, and by 2013, the Van Buren facility is expected to house the largest concentration of GE IT employees in the world.
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