06/09/2016 09:04 EDT | Updated 06/10/2017 05:12 EDT

General Motors Hiring 1,000 In Oshawa: Media Reports

GM is going on an R&D hiring spree.

OSHAWA, Ont. — Published reports say General Motors Canada is expected to announce up to 1,000 new jobs this week.

The Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star, citing unidentified sources, say the jobs are expected to be announced Friday at General Motors' engineering centre in Oshawa, Ont.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne are expected to be on hand when the announcement is made at GM's Canadian headquarters.

A General Motors assembly plant in Oshawa, Ont. (Bloomberg via Getty Images)

The reports say the new positions will eventually be spread out at a number of General Motors research and development facilities.

General Motors said in 2012 that it would spend $750 million on research and development by 2017 under a commitment to the federal and Ontario governments, which provided some of the money for a 2009 bailout of its U.S-based parent.


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