General Motors is planning to hire 3000 technical workers by early March 2021 who will work towards virtual product testing. The American multinational corporation has decided to add more manpower to develop electric and autonomous vehicles and software. 

The automaker plans to hire electrical system and infotainment software engineers as well as developers for Java, Android, iOS, and other platforms. It also plans to offer remote work opportunities owing to the increasing COVID positive cases across the globe. “This will clearly show that we’re committed to further developing the software we need to lead in EVs,” GM President Mark Reuss said. The jobs will support adding electrical capacity to support vehicle safety, infotainment, and connectivity, connectivity innovations as well as over-the-internet vehicle software updates.

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Working towards GM CEO Mary Barra’s promise of an “all-electric future,” the company plans to launch 20 electric models by 2023 that it will sell worldwide. He also said that the automaker will boost capital spending over the next three years to speed up the development of electric vehicles. Furthermore, Spokesman Stuart Fowle stated that most of the job roles will be for GM’s Technical Center in the Detroit suburb of Warren, Michigan. The company is also looking forward to hire engineers for GM data and technical centers in Phoenix, Austin, Texas, Ontario, Oshawa, and Atlanta. He also added that 500 to 1,000 will be remote workers.

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