Tesla Shanghai plan
Tesla Shanghai Plant | Image credit: Bloomberg

Popular automotive company Tesla has opened the doors of hiring in its Shanghai Gigafactory. The automaker announced plans to expand its workforce via Tesla human resource department’s official WeChat account. 

As per the job posts, the company plans to take in designers and about 1,000 factory workers amid its accelerated production in the Chinese market. There is an added highlight to this hiring process since this is the first time that the US automaker is hiring designers in China. However, the number of designers to be hired has not yet been specified.

Moreover, as the Lingang local government notified, Tesla had plans to bring in 600 workers at stamping, bodywork, painting and assembly workshops in the Shanghai Gigafactory. Another set of workers, which includes about 150 workers for quality checks, 200 for logistics duties and 20 for security work, were also part of the company’s recruitment plan. 

There were talks that the whole hiring process was partly for the production of Model Y sport-utility cars at the Shanghai plant. Tesla has already started preparing the manufacturing facilities for the model from next year. 

Tesla did not immediately respond to any request for information regarding the job opportunities.

Tesla’s growth in China

China is tagged as the world’s largest market for both regular and electric cars. Tesla’s growth in the country has undoubtedly gained traction. In June, 14,976 China-built Tesla’s vehicle was registered in the country. This was a 32% increase from May, reported the state-backed China Automotive Information Net.  

Adding to it, there are plans to start a design and research centre in the country to make “The company proposed Chinese-style cars”. 

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