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GM bringing tech center, 500 jobs to Austin

Statesman -- General Motors Corp. said Friday it is creating a 500-person information technology center in Austin as part of the company's push to use computer know-how to actively transform how the giant carmaker does business.

GM is believed to have leased a former Dell Inc. building in the Tech Ridge area of Northeast Austin. Dell sold the building last year to a real estate investment firm. The site was one of three that the automaker looked at. GM expects to hire a range of computer-related professionals, including software developers, project managers, database experts and other specialists.

Randy Mott, GM's chief information officer, said experts in private cloud computing might also be among those hired.

"It really covers the waterfront," Mott said. "We are trying to drive innovation in fact


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 5:54:39 AM

it'll help Austin. Will it help GM in the long run? Time will tell.
bston
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 9:31:40 PM

With the economy in sad shape nationwide, wonder if this will help GM very much?
HawaiianGuy
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 8:43:11 PM

Start building quality cars, test them exhaustively and rigorously to ensure your mistakes don't get pawned off on the American public, back up your product, and quit lying to the American people about how you've paid off your bailout money early...because you didn't. And that's just for starters. As for me, they've lost me for LIFE. Never again.
listerone
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 8:02:33 PM

Enjoy the jobs while you can,Austin....GM's on the brink...AGAIN!
fajeff01
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 2:45:10 PM

Great for the US and Texas state economy.
stueyAZ
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 12:40:10 PM

WOW!!! Too Bad thats not my major cause I would be moving to Texas for a job.
FreeeBee
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 12:39:06 PM

wow.. 500 jobs.. need more jobs.. 500 wont do much
biggyhy
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 12:37:47 PM

ok
eddyp94
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 12:36:47 PM

Still won't help them sell cars...
joanne_abrahams
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 12:36:07 PM

500 JOBS, OH HAPPY DAYS, 500 JOBS!
clpassenubye
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 12:35:48 PM

great
Spirits
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 12:35:17 PM

So
briinnc
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 12:30:42 PM

OK
ItisAJeepThing
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 12:30:34 PM

A small improvement for the Austin area. America needs for this to happen nationwide.
WestMadisonGas
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 12:28:57 PM

good
dougtaylor1
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 12:28:32 PM

This is not even a drop in the bucket. This wouldn't be news if it wasn't for Obozo's claim of saving the US Auto Industry. GM still owes tax payers 25 BILLION.
AnObserver
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 12:27:54 PM

Sounds like a positive step
dougtaylor1
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Drip, drip, drip
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 12:23:07 PM

Ok
rf6480
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 12:21:59 PM

American? company, American tax payer funded, they should be creating American jobs. NO MORE BAILOUTS
fowlcan
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 12:21:33 PM

Good for Austin.
19sheldon43
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 12:19:56 PM

Porsche is currently building a technology center in Carson, Ca. In order to do this they have torn down an apartment complex and a public golf
driving range
Tekkersmom57
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 12:19:07 PM

It is wonderful that they are creating 500 jobs!
btex49
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 12:16:31 PM

We will see if this pans out..,
PrepHermit
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 12:14:40 PM

Great. Hope they figure out how to get 100 mpg.
RedskinGas
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 12:12:52 PM

Another way for GM to say "Screw you Michigan!!"
oldiesman
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 12:11:42 PM

Wow a Bonanza, forget the GM 140,000 employees overseas? Another case of Obamanation!
BummerMan
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 12:08:54 PM

What about Dallas?
Homito
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 12:08:35 PM

what about San Antonio, tx?
Homito
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 12:08:24 PM

in near future, cars will be rolling computers.
DrLyon
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 12:06:35 PM

Go for the waterfront...
WhiteNight18
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 12:03:48 PM

wonderful - GM finally getting innovative -
instead of just repackaging each year & hoping ...
smenzel
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 12:02:44 PM

More jobs is a good thing
Taurus1
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 12:00:44 PM

Good for Austin!
livedream
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 12:00:41 PM

Creating??? -- As in, NOT YET CREATED or IMPLEMENTED???

How about a nice article update AFTER the new IT center is built, and people have been hired for these new positions, huh?

News articles based on fact about what has actually occurred is MUCH preferable to a "guestimation" or extrapolation of new positions being planned.

And anyway, this won't help reduce high gas prices!

Prices just spiked up .42 cents here! Now we're at $4.09 a gallon!!
RAC110
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:59:29 AM

good for them to have jobs there
derek84us
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:58:13 AM

I hope it succeeds
hallows
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:57:27 AM

Alrighty!
Go_E85
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:54:48 AM

...
HailstormCA
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:54:14 AM

Let's hear of some big organization opening in California. Oh, yeah, we have rules that enourge more big organizations to move out of the state than into it.
achas
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:52:39 AM

WELL MORE PEOPLE WILL BE ABLE TO PAY THIS HIGH GAS INCREASING THE DEMAND
Suzzoom
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:52:36 AM

Jobs plus ripple-down jobs. And 500 more people to enjoy Austin's music scene.
Guapo29
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:51:57 AM

Assuming the Austin is in Texas, I hope they employ
Americans.
mageetp
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:48:21 AM

Will this lower fuel prices ?
caddilac
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:48:21 AM


Interesting but not useful to me.

SavinOnFuel
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:47:07 AM

Yeah sure!
ggg452
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:43:29 AM

pay your bills Government Motors...
RichFWA
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:43:02 AM

It is a start.
fedupMN
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:42:21 AM

Good
msgt_usa
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:41:12 AM

Not many jobs but a step in the right direction. GM however is all about window dressing.
teamsimons
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:40:45 AM

If GM feels as though putting 500 people in non-production jobs will help their bottom line, so be it. We wonder how this will impact the sale of their cars. Will it somehow affect gas prices?
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