GM Starts Hiring for North Fulton IT Innovation Center
Between GM, EndoChoice and HP, North Fulton could be adding 1,400 jobs.
- 1,400 Jobs to North Fulton
- GM IT Innovation Center in Roswell
- GM Starts Hiring
Corporations have plans to add as many as 1,400 jobs in North Fulton, starting with GM's announcement today that it has purchased the former UPS building in Roswell with plans to open an IT Innovation Center employing 1,000 people.
HP announced early this week that it would move its Customer Solution Center to its Alpharetta campus, creating 200 jobs.
EndoChoice entered a merger and acquired a company, with plans to hire as well. Al Nash of Progress Partners Atlanta said many of the 200 or so new hires by EndoChoice are expected in Alpharetta.
GM IT Innovation Center in Roswell
Nash, head of the Greater Chamber of Commerce economic development organization, was at today's news conference during which Gov. Nathan Deal helped GM announce its plans in Roswell. He said it was a huge announcement for the state, metro Atlanta and North Fulton.
"It's going to be a tremendous asset to the community. And it's going to help continue to build the technology and economic base that we've created here in North Fulton," Nash said.
He pointed out that the 228,000-square-foot former UPS facility on Warsaw Road in Roswell is literally across the street from Alpharetta. And a GM official who toured the building said it is ready to be used.
"You could turn the lights on today and put some office equipment in there and you are ready to go," Nash said.
The opening of the GM IT Innovation Center will have a tremendous affect on other businesses, he said.
GM Starts Hiring
He heard GM representatives say at today's news conference that they are starting to hire immediately. Some jobs already are posted on GM's website.
GM will be recruiting from around the country, including on college campuses and with college graduates.
"And those people are going to have to live somewhere. We are very hopeful that they will choose to live in North Fulton," Nash said.
He said the communities' great schools and quality of life that everyone has worked hard to get would be attractive for new workers.
"The other piece of it is, they already have their southeastern region office here on Great Oaks in Alpharetta. So this is just building off of that," he said.
"It's going to be a great opportunity for us," Nash said.