It’s raining opportunities at GM, and the company is planning to leverage diversity.
In addition to the 1,000 new manufacturing jobs that GM announced and we reported on just last week, today, GM said it needs a whopping 3,000 new employees skilled in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
In the next five months, General Motors will hire thousands of new employees across engineering, design, and IT to help transform the future of product development and software as a service. GM says it will offer more remote opportunities than ever before as the development of autonomous and electric vehicles and advanced platforms like the Ultium battery system continue at a fast pace. Recent virtual development innovations made by the company’s engineering team have allowed GM to speed up the product timelines of upcoming EVs while keeping costs low.
“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. “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.”
General Motors considers software expertise the core of GM’s Vehicle Intelligence Platform, which brings more electrical bandwidth and the capability to support new active safety, infotainment, connectivity and the Super Cruise driver assistance feature, as well as over-the-air updates. Beyond the vehicle itself, GM will continue to invest in software applications like OnStar Guardian, which allows OnStar members to access safety services from a compatible phone, whether they’re at home, out walking, or traveling in a vehicle, regardless of brand, age or ownership.
GM And Inclusion
General Motors is working to become the most inclusive workplace in the world by investing in diverse perspectives and talent. As a demonstration of this, GM is taking a strong public stance against injustice and establishing the Inclusion Advisory Board.
In addition to hiring for the needs of today, General Motor’s outreach includes assisting 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. Examples include GM’s work with the newly created Girl Scouts Automotive Engineering badge series and the Ashoka STEM for Changemaking Summit. GM says that it is committed to equipping diverse communities with future industry-relevant skills, accelerating the path to an equitable STEM employment pipeline.
Those who feel that the new opportunities at GM align well with their interests can visit the company’s employment site.