General Motors to open tech center in Roswell, Ga.

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 10, 2013 at 4:00 pm •  Published: January 10, 2013
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Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal called the development key to making the state a more desirable place to do business, and said it reinforces Georgia's place in the growing technology industry.

"Georgia is becoming an IT headquarters," he said, "We're seeing more and more growth in the IT sector, and that's certainly good for us."

In metro Atlanta, the information services industry — which includes the technology sector — has seen a growth rate of about 2.7 percent since last year, according to Georgia Department of Labor officials. The industry employed 80,500, people in the region as of November 2012.

The industry has seen wider growth statewide, with Labor officials noting a 5.2 percent increase in jobs from 2011 to 2012.

Mott said GM is looking for seasoned professionals and recent graduates to fill positions in all of its innovation centers. About 30 to 35 percent of the Roswell center's workforce is expected to be composed of recent graduates, he said.

About 700 people have been hired for positions at GM's other two innovation centers. According to GM, both are open.

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Associated Press writer Dee-Ann Durbin in Detroit contributed to this report.

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