General Motors to announce 1,000 new jobs in Oshawa, Ont.: reports
Reports published by Canadian media outlets say General Motors Canada is expected to announce up to 1,000 new jobs this week.
According to the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star – both of which cited unidentified sources – the jobs are expected to be announced Friday June 10 at General Motors’ engineering centre in Oshawa, Ont.
The reports say the new positions will eventually be spread out at a number of General Motors research and development facilities.
In 2012, GM said it would spend $750 million on research and development by 2017 under a commitment to the federal and Ontario governments.
GM’s engineering centre in Oshawa currently employs 250 people, who work on projects related to “infotainment systems” as well as connecting the car to mobile networks, and driver-assist features.
GM committed to invest $850 million in research and development in Canada after the Canadian and Ontario governments gave the automaker $10.8 billion to help it get through the worst of the U.S.-led financial crisis of 2008-09.