GM to Close Chandler IT Innovation Center, Lay off 936 Workers
GM has announced it will close its Arizona IT Innovation Center in Chandler before the end of the year, affecting 936 employees. Those employees affected by the recent job cuts will have an opportunity to apply to other openings at GM, and the company is expected to provide outplacement support. The Arizona IT Innovation Center, which opened in 2014, served GM’s IT needs, which included web technologies, end-user applications, dealer and factory systems and vehicle technology. GM didn’t specify what the future of the 170,000-square-foot office holds.
GM operates three additional IT centers in the U.S., including in Atlanta, Georgia; Austin, Texas, and Warren, Michigan.
Earlier this year, 5,000 salaried workers accepted a new voluntary separation program offering certain employees an opportunity to receive pay, health coverage, and other benefits for a limited time in exchange for voluntarily leaving the company.
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