Nowadays, it’s not too common to hear stories about bringing information technology workers back into the company, but that’s exactly what’s happening at General Motors (NYSE:GM).
The large automaker is taking back a large part of its IT work by bringing 3,000 people over from Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ). The HP employees already are working on General Motors projects and are becoming GM employees at no additional cost to the automaker.
The move is a part of General Motors’ effort to modernize and update its information technology efforts. In addition to taking on the new workers, GM is purchasing a new software suite from Hewlett-Packard that reportedly will increase the rate at which the car manufacturer can makes changes to itself and its processes.
Most of the workers involved in the switch are located in the U.S.; it’s unknown how many will need to relocate.
General Motors also said it would be hiring up to 10,000 more IT workers as it insources its operations. The automaker also plans to open four innovation centers around the United States.