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General Motors to add 8,000 technical workers this year

There are more than 8,000 new technical job openings at General Motors, and the automaker plans to fill them during a hiring spree this year. The Detroit automaker is looking for software, computer, mechanical and electrical engineers, as well as battery engineers, cyber security experts and others. GM said in a statement Wednesday that it's expanding teams that develop vehicle software, engineer hydrogen fuel cells for non-automotive uses, and develop new battery designs.