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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 .

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.

As of 1 p.m. today, 46 new IT jobs were listed on the GM careers website that were posted on Jan. 9 for the Atlanta market.

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.

Stacia C Hastings January 11, 2013 at 01:07 PM
It would be nice if they would start by looking at all of the highly trained and experienced unemployed IT personnel who were laid off 3 years ago when Novartis outsourced its IT to India!
JAH January 11, 2013 at 07:18 PM
Tell those folks about these openings! They need to update their resumes and get them in to GM promptly! Good luck to all, I hope you can land one of the new positions.
Yvette W March 07, 2013 at 04:01 AM
GM is not the only company in the automotive industry hiring in Georgia, Manheim has several opportunities in various departments. Check them out at http://jobs.manheim.com

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