General Motors said last week it would hire over 8,000 new technical staff this year, as the U.S. automaker speeds up its development of electric vehicles and software-driven services.
The automaker said it is expanding teams that electrify cars, develop vehicle software, autonomous vehicle technology, and engineer fuel cells.
GM’s announcement follows the automaker’s plan to make a $7 billion investment in Michigan.
The automaker is preparing to increase its North America EV production capacity to over a million units by 2025.
GM is also looking to increase its digital commerce presence by introducing an online used vehicle market called CarBravo.