Although today featured the latest in a long line of dismal job reports, there was some good news on the job front. As part of their plan to build their own global IT infrastructure, General Motors announced that it will hire 500 software developers, business analysts and other IT workers.
Over the next five years, GM will be building four “innovation centers” that will house thousands of new employees to develop new ideas for their vehicles and improve their business processes across the globe. The first center will be set up in Austin, Texas. Eventually they expect to hire nearly 10,000 workers to bring their IT system in-house.
Given the consistent flow of bad news on the economy, it’s great to read a story of success and job creation. If Washington could get its act together and enact pro-growth policies, we’d see a lot more good stories like this one.