General Electric, at one time as much of a brand name for the practice of outsourcing as it was for being a big U.S. conglomerate, is hiring people for information technology positions in the U.S, and cutting back on outsourcing, reports Bloomberg.
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CEO Jeff Immelt said that GE will add more than 15,000 jobs in the next three years, and more than a thousand of them will be outside of Detroit. GE has already hired about 660 people in Michigan, according to Bloomberg.
Charlene Begley, GE's chief information technology officer, told Bloomberg that about half of the company's IT work was outsourced at one point, but said that the company lost a lot of its technical capabilites.
Both GE and General Motors are part of a larger trend of companies hiring people back in the United States and the United Kingdom.