General Motors Moves Jobs from Mexico and Plans to Hire 7,000 U.S. Jobs

Last year General Motors announced a new program to rent cars to Uber drivers, now the company announced their plan to create more U.S. jobs

General Motors (GM) announced on Tuesday a new plan that will help put more Americans back to work. The car company explained that they will invest an additional $1 billion in U.S. manufacturing, which in turn will create 7,000 U.S. jobs.

General Motors explained the new investments will include several different aspects of car manufacturing including new advanced car component projects. In addition, the company will be moving jobs that were originally based out of Mexico to Michigan. In fact, GM explains that the move from Mexico back to the United States will provide 450 U.S. jobs. Moreover, GM announced that another supplier for the company’s full size pick-up trucks will be manufacturing components in Michigan, which will bring jobs from Mexico to the U.S.

GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra explained that the company is focused on creating more opportunities for Americans. “The U.S. is our home market and we are committed to growth that is good for our employees, dealers, and suppliers and supports our continued effort to drive shareholder value,” Barra explained.

General Motors also highlighted how the company has a history of creating jobs in the United States and this is just another example of how the car company is focused on putting Americans to work.

“We will continue our commitment to driving a more efficient business,” said Barra explained on GM’s website, “as shown by our insourcing of more than 6,000 IT jobs that were formerly outside the U.S., streamlining our engineering operations from seven to three, with the core engineering center being in Warren, Michigan, and building on our momentum at GM Financial and in advanced technologies.

Ultimately, General Motors is focused on investing into their company and moving jobs back to the U.S.

Barra explained, “These moves, and others, are expected to result in more than 5,000 new jobs in the U.S. over the next few years.”

Both Walmart and Amazon announced plans on creating new jobs in the United States. Earlier this month, Amazon revealed their plan to nearly double their workforce by hiring 100,000 jobs by 2018. Not to mention, Walmart announced today that the company will be hiring 34,000 jobs by investing billions into their company.