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General Motors wants to hire younger engineers in 20s and 30s

General Motors Co. is hiring younger people to get their perspectives on computer use in vehicles and for the job. Due to GM's restructuring, it has limited hiring for several years but now, the company thought it best to hire and train young engineers who would then take over when the top executives retire.

Karl-Friedrich Stracke, vice president of global vehicle engineering, said that hiring is now open for GM's North American and European operations.

Rick Spina, vehicle line executive for GM's full-sized trucks, said that the company still has a lot of talent but that it doesn't have young people. He says that this represents a chunk of the population that GM isn't well represented in and that this will hurt the company in the long term. In the US, GM has cut more than 12,000 salaried jobs since 2004.

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Toyota intensified efforts to appoint Americans as chief engineer for vehicles sold here

To make Toyota's US operations more autonomous, the carmaker is appointing Americans to the chief engineer post for vehicles sold in the country. Since last year, Toyota has been reported to have elevated three US engineers to head development of the Venza, Avalon and Tundra.

These efforts could be considered radical for Toyota when you consider its traditionally centralized corporate culture but after the recall crisis, this movement seemed to gather momentum. In 2009, two engineers were promoted. The third was appointed earlier this month.

At Toyota, chief engineers are highly important posts as they supervise all the aspects from development and design of a new model to its manufacturing and supply chain.

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