Changing Workforce

In auto talent war, GM hires 9,000

By the Detroit Free Press

Jun 14, 2018

Get Plant Services delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday! Sign up for  Plant Services' complimentary Smart Minute (Monday-Thursday) and Smart Digest  (Friday) e-newsletters to get maintenance and reliability know-how you can put  to use today, plus the latest manufacturing news from around the Web, white  papers, and more. Learn more and subscribe for free today.

Oct. 2, 2017, is historic inside General Motors human resources.

That's the day when product development boss Mark Reuss told a group of reporters at GM's Design Dome in Warren that the automaker would introduce 20 new electrified vehicles by 2023. 

GM's career-related websites blew up.

"People were showing up at the gates of our social sites and tapping into story boards. They started to inquire about jobs," said Michael Arena, GM's chief talent officer. "Whenever Mark or (CEO) Mary Barra get out there and talk about what GM wants to do in the world, my job becomes 10 times easier."

Read the full story at