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Posted February 21, 2012 by

300 Jobs Coming to New Technology Center in New Orleans

New IT jobs are coming to New Orleans.

How do you keep a big company nimble? One answer is innovation and the mining of big data. “In our company right now we are investing heavily in developing software to make our things have bigger brains,” GE Chief Marketing Officer Beth Comstock said at the American Competitiveness summit held in Washington, DC, last week. “There’s too much value at stake for us to leave it behind. The sharing of data is going to lead us to some great insights.” (more…)

Posted January 25, 2012 by

U.S. Manufacturing Jobs to Come From $1 Billion Investment in High-Tech Plants

Millions of Americans go online to look for a new job. Now GE is using the same technology that forms the backbone of the Internet to open new U.S. manufacturing jobs. (more…)

Posted November 29, 2011 by

New Global Software Headquarters in Bay Area to Hire 400 Software Engineers

GE has announced what would be a new dynamo powering this growth: a new Global Software Center, located in San Ramon, California. The center will hire and house 400 software engineers and other professionals developing digital tools that gather and analyze the millions of gigabytes of data generated by controls, sensors, computers and other parts of the brains of industrial machines. These tools will predict and respond to changes, and guide customers in how to best use their assets.

To learn more about the new facility and software engineering positions at GE, check out the most recent post on GE Reports:

Posted November 09, 2011 by

Transportation Investment of $231 Million in Texas and Pennsylvania, and 490 Jobs Announced

GE plans to add new jobs in the near future.

Growing global demand for GE’s high-tech products has led to manufacturing expansion and new jobs in the U.S. in 2011. GE Transportation announced it will spend $231 million to build a new manufacturing plant in Fort Worth, Texas, for making electric drive systems for heavy-duty mining trucks and to expand an existing locomotive and mining equipment factory in Erie, Pennsylvania. GE will hire a total of 490 workers as a result of the two-state push. The new facility in Texas is the 16th new manufacturing plant in the U.S. announced by GE since 2009.

This is the second large investment announced in Fort Worth and Erie this year. In May 2011, GE announced plans to open a $96 million locomotive manufacturing factory. That investment is set to create 500 jobs and further 275 openings beyond 2012. Also in May, GE said that it would add 250 jobs to meet growing demand for GE goods.

To learn more about the new investments that GE is making as well as the jobs that will be available, check out the recent story on GE Reports:

Posted September 22, 2011 by

Growing Market Overseas, More Jobs at Home

There have been several stories in the media recently about GE and China. Many of them have distorted the facts about the nature of GE’s business in China and especially the impact of that business on jobs here at home. The truth is that expanding into new markets and selling to more customers—whether in China or any other large, growing international market—means more GE jobs in the U.S., now and in the future. (more…)

Posted September 06, 2011 by

More Than 8,000 New Jobs Announced Over the Last 18 Months

In the midst of a job crisis in the United States, one company seems to be planning on hiring more workers.

With worldwide demand for products like aircraft engines and gas turbines growing, General Electric has announced plans to create over 8,000 jobs in the U.S in the last 18 months. From a new locomotive plant in Fort Worth, Texas that will create 775 new jobs to an aviation composites facility in Ellisville, Mississippi that will create 250 new jobs, GE’s expansion has unfolded across the United States.

These new jobs will be in fields such as transportation, healthcare, and energy.

For more information, check out a map for all the details at the following link: