Billionaire Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk says all electric car company needs 10,000 new employees in Texas through 2022.
He said the new employees will help ramp up in-house battery production.
Tesla, Inc. CEO, Elon Musk says Tesla needs 10,000 employees in Texas through 2022 to help ramp up in-house battery production as it plans to begin large-scale production of the Model Y, and move on to the Cybertruck and Semi.
Musk made the announcement on his twitter account via a caption:
“Over 10,000 people are needed for Giga Texas just through 2022! – 5 mins from airport -15 mins from downtown – Right on Colorado river.”
However, Tesla is not only hiring folks with battery experience. Musk just moved from California to Texas, and he’s trying to “sell” his new state to fans and prospective workers. He says Giga Austin is right on the Colorado river, 15 minutes from downtown Austin, and 5 minutes from the airport.
Recall that Tesla has already said it will hire some 5,000 new employees as part of the Giga Austin plan. However, according to Musk, that number is actually double, and that’s only over the course of the first year or so.
Tesla assumes that once it begins volume production of the Cybertruck and Semi, it will need to hire more employees, not to mention the battery situation previously reported.
Musk has said time and time again Tesla has no demand issue. According to the CEO, the electric automaker can sell every car it produces. This all makes sense since Tesla is expanding factories and building new factories across the globe.
According to reports, Tesla employed more than 70,000 people in 2020. With hiring happening in Texas, expansion efforts in China, another factory going up near Berlin, and more, Tesla could easily have over 100,000 workers under its wing before the end of next year.
To help with these efforts, Tesla is also starting to recruit from local schools. A report from Austin Business Journal, shared via Electrek, notes:
“Getting to build programs with these educational institutions, with the Texas Workforce Commission, has just been so exciting. It’s really been a part of the thread of this work from site selection. There is opportunities for entry-level roles, for individuals that are coming from outside manufacturing… that have that passion, have that drive and want to come make a difference.”