May 8th, 2012 12:33 PM by Eileen Denhard
GE to add 300 employees to Metro Detroit facility
VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP- General ElectricCo. this week announced it will add 300 employees to oneof its facilities in WayneCounty.
The jobs are part of the multinationalconglomerate’s plans to employ 1,400 workers at its AdvancedManufacturing and Software Technology Center Van Buren Township, officials say.
“This community has delivered, andthat’s why GE is adding more jobs at our center,” said GE Chairmanand CEO Jeff Immelt in a statement. “With its highly-skilled workers,outstanding universities and willingness to partner with business, Michigan provides arecovery blueprint for other manufacturing communities.”
GE, which has more than 3,000 employees and4,000 retirees in Michigan, operates facilitiesin Van Buren Township, Muskegon, Grand Rapids, Kentwood,St. Joseph, Livoniaand Southfield.
In 2009, GE announced that it would developthe AMSTC and create 1,100 jobs at the site. Since the announcement, GE hashired nearly 850 experienced engineers and IT professionals at the AMSTC– roughly 90 percent of whom are from Michigan.
The hiring announcement came a day after thecompany announced $500,000 ingrants to two Detroit community health care centers, and a day before GE’s annualshareholder meeting in Detroit.
Source –Michael Wayland - MLive