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Our diversity is our driving force.

In order to stay competitive and relevant as an automotive company, our global workforce must be ready to embrace rapid change. Our customer-centric approach has a corresponding sense of urgency to increase the scope of accountability, at every level of the organization. We will be creating a workplace of choice that attracts and retains the industry’s best talent.

Innovating together:

Global Workforce & Operations


216k Employees


6 Continents


70 Languages


23 Time Zones

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Employees by Type

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Employees by business

Our engaged workforce

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Across 64 countries, employee participation in our Global Workplace of Choice survey reached


Employee engagement at Opel/Vauxhall, Europe, from 2012 to 2014 increased by


Rotational & Lateral Programs

are provided for experienced employees


Rotational & Lateral Programs

are provided for experienced employees

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Each person represents 30 employees


Local employees in Europe were change agents and brand ambassadors for DRIVE 2022

We’re Recognized Globally


GM Canada

Top 100 Canadian Employers


Vauxhall Motors

Top Employers United Kingdom


Vauxhall Motors

Investors in People Gold Award


GM Mexico

Top 10 in Super Companies Ranking

Our culture of inclusion

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GM has 12 employee resource groups (ERGs) whose members represent our diverse workforce, including:

  • GM African-American Network (GMAAN)
  • GM PLUS (People Like US; LGBT)
  • GM Women (Global Group)
  • Asian Indian Affinity Group (AIAG)
  • Chinese Affinity Group (CAG)
  • Hispanic Initiative Team (HIT)
  • JumpStart (Global Group)
  • Middle East, Southeast Asian (MESEA)
  • Native American Cultural Network (NACN)
  • People with Disabilities (PWD)
  • Veterans Affinity Group
  • Vietnamese Affinity Group (VIET)

Empowering female leadership

Our CEO Mary Barra began her GM career as a co-op student at the GM Institute (Kettering University) and continued to move her way up the ranks with the knowledge and guidance from our many GM initiatives.

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    18 women’s councils located across the globe, promoting personal and professional development

  • korea

    GM Korea co-hosts yearly women’s conferences for networking and career opportunities

  • china

    Co-sponsored POWER ChinaOpening Doors for Women Conference in Shanghai, and The Working Mother © Global Advancement of Women Conference in Beijing

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    Implemented Leadership Development Program for Women in North Africa to prepare high-potential female employees for leadership roles

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    Named one of the 2015 ‘Top Companies for Executive Women’ in the U.S.

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    Women make up 1/5 of our executives, 1/4 of our officers and more than 1/3 of our board members

supporting inclusion

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    Sole automotive company to support the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA)

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    The ONLY automaker member of the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)

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    Providing same-sex domestic partner benefits for over a decade

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    Named “one of the best places to work for LGBT equality” eight times since 2006 by the Human Rights Campaign

Championing persons with disabilities

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Fortune 500 companies piloting a three-year initiative to recruit, hire, develop and retain persons with disabilities



One of only a few automotive OEMs that has implemented a program that reimburses a portion of the cost for customized changes made to GM vehicles, to accommodate the special needs of disabled customers and caretakers

Serving our nation’s heroes

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    Active participant in the Hiring Our Heroes initiative aimed at finding meaningful employment for veterans transitioning to civilian life

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    Through our newest initiative, we partner with the U.S. Army, helping transitioning soldiers secure careers at GM dealerships nationwide

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    Proudly employing thousands of military veterans

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    Collaborating with organizations and activities such as The Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund, Detroit Piquette, the Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Warriors, and more

Diversity In Action At GM

JumpStart connects GM teams across the world

Coco, Engineer Business Manager
Joaquin, Vehicle Chief Engineer
Ivy, GM China Communication
Omar, Electrical Engineer

Heather, Hybrid Vehicle Engineer

Bob, Compartment Design Engineer