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Tesla Boosts Hiring

By Staff Writer October 05, 2021 244

With over 6,500 active jobs open for recruitment in September 2021, Tesla has surpassed pre-COVID-19 hiring activity. However, the California-based electric vehicle  and clean energy company is not closing jobs for recruitment and seemingly staring at a talent crunch, according to GlobalData, a data and analytics company.

Tesla increased hiring even as numbers in the automotive industry remained mostly flat in 2020. In 2021, the company is increasingly finding it hard to hire talent. Active jobs or roles open for recruitment grew from 1,715 in September 2019 to 6,507 in September 2021, an increase of 279%. But job closures for recruitment remained relatively low as Tesla closed 629 jobs in September 2019 when compared to 2,256 in September 2021. 

“The U.S. and China are the leading regions where Tesla hires significantly but the company’s job closures remain low in the two countries,” said Ajay Thalluri, business fundamentals analyst at GlobalData. “A possibility is the shortage of talent for the roles the company is looking to fill amid the growing EV makers. In addition, during a Q2 2021 earnings call, CEO Elon Musk observed that not many people are involved in manufacturing operations in the U.S. Furthermore, he referred to China where it takes a while to hire and train older persons to operate a factory.” 

Tesla is also hiring logistics teams in the region and automotive technicians to provide vehicle service and repairs. 

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