Beaumont Health has 500 openings for laid-off GM workers

Southfield, Mich.-based Beaumont Health seeks to hire salaried General Motors Co. workers who are being laid off, according to The Detroit News.

The eight-hospital system reportedly has about 500 nonclinical jobs available for these workers and has reached an agreement with GM to have laid-off workers notified of the openings.

Beaumont Health became involved after learning that GM plans to cut about 4,000 jobs across North America, including nearly 1,300 at its Warren (Mich.) Technical Center.

Amid the news, Beaumont Health Chief Human Resources Officer Aaron Gillingham saw an opportunity to help workers in Michigan find employment, as well as hire affected GM workers with experience in human resources, finance and information technology, he told The Detroit News.

"There is absolutely a war on talent right now, combined with an unemployment rate under 4 percent in Michigan, that creates problems," said Mr. Gillingham. "This is an opportunity for us to go out into the market and get good talent much more quickly."

GM stated: "We're pleased there are companies eager to begin the interview process and fill openings."

Beaumont Health is one of the largest health systems in Michigan based on inpatient admissions and net patient revenue. It has nearly 5,000 physicians and 38,000 employees.


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