Mott said that HP's Texas court filing "has nothing to do" with the earlier agreement to hire 3,000 HP employees. That process "is going very smoothly and is very much on track," said Mott.
GM has previously announced plans for IT Innovation Centers in Austin, and in Warren, Mich.
Mott said today that GM is seeking geographic diversity for its IT centers. "Our strategy is to be able to reach the top talent in this U.S. market," Mott said.
For instance, GM's site selection criteria calls for locating in areas that have 10 to 12 universities nearby, as well as deep pools of technical talent at all skill levels and years of experience.
The locations it has picked "are great places to live and work," said Mott.
The type of employee that GM is seeking is "a student of the business," and "someone with a passion to learn. A perpetual student who applies technology to innovate business processes and deliver solutions that enable our business counterparts to be successful," Mott said.
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