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Belleislerunner
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Posted on Tuesday, March 24, 2009 - 2:16 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It's been noted and speculated in Crain's a few weeks back but GMAC is officially now recruiting financial services positions and will add more than 200 jobs in Charlotte this year. The new slots are expected to include finance, risk management, accounting and corporate administration, at salaries averaging $96,600 a year.

GMAC was one of the relatively few Fortune 100 companies those with finance/accounting degrees could pursue in Detroit. It's quickly shrinking to Chrysler Financial, Ford Credit etc... Think of the bost if those 97K salaries were kept in the Metro Detroit region. I presume those currently in the 200 Tower will get layoff notices soon enough.

http://news.dealbreaker.efinan cialcareers.com/ITEM_FR/newsIt emId-18016
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Ferntruth
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Posted on Tuesday, March 24, 2009 - 4:57 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

At least they aren't moving the headquarters as originally planned - those jobs will stay, for now at least.
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Roq
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Posted on Tuesday, March 24, 2009 - 5:11 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"The auto and mortgage lender stressed that its headquarters will remain in Detroit."

Translation = as soon as we can, we're outta here.
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Lmichigan
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Posted on Tuesday, March 24, 2009 - 11:10 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That's what it sounds like, Roq. But, I'm just happy that, for the time being, the money still has to come back to corporate in Detroit.

The truth is that unless auto sales pick back up, soon, that it really doesn't make much since for GMAC to stay in Detroit now that it's a bank holding company. It's bread-and-butter was auto financing, but if that dries up than it makes the talking point of chasing talent and new financial services a much better one. I mean, Charlotte is filled to the brim with unemployed financial services workers desperate for jobs, these days.

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