GM to add 700 technical jobs in Ontario, Canada

The investments will create good-paying jobs and help grow Canada's middle class

general motors generic

DETROIT (AP) – General Motors will add at least 700 engineering, software development and urban mobility jobs at three sites in Canada.

The expansion will take place at a technical center in Oshawa, Ontario, a new Urban Mobility Center in Toronto and a new Software Development Center in Markham, Ontario.

The company made the announcement Friday along with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other officials.

The new employees will focus on autonomous vehicle software and controls development, safety, infotainment and connected vehicles. GM says hiring already has started.

Trudeau says the investments will create good-paying jobs and help grow Canada’s middle class.

GM also says it will sink $10 million into a Canadian cold-weather testing facility to double the length of its test track.

(Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s