General Motors has announced that it will hire 3,000 new employees as it works to develop autonomous and electric vehicles. The carmaker plans to recruit the new employees across engineering, design and IT between now and the first quarter of 2021.
As more people continue to work remotely, GM will offer an increasing number of remote opportunities as it continues its focus on autonomous and electric vehicles, and the development of advanced platforms like its Ultium battery system.
The company said that recent virtual development innovations by its engineering team have allowed it to speed up the product timelines of upcoming electric vehicles, 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.”
As it recruits, GM will also seek to invest in diverse perspectives and talent. The company offers its employees several resource groups – supportive communities that provide opportunities for professional development, community outreach, the sharing of experiences and personal growth throughout its employees’ careers.
The carmaker also works with nonprofit organisations and communities to offer youth programmes to those who might not otherwise have access to STEM learning opportunities.