Elon Musk hires. Tesla’s boss, one of the richest men in the world, said in a recent tweet that 10,000 people will be needed for the Giga Texas project by 2022. Tesla’s highly anticipated manufacturing facility in Texas’s Travis County just a few miles from Austin is expected to be completed by the end of 2021, with some operations potentially on-line as early as May. Elon Musk has confirmed that the gigafactory will produce the company’s new Cybertruck, as well as the Tesla Model Y and Tesla Semi. We are talking about a billion dollar, 850-hectare factory dubbed Giga Texas by Musk himself.
Over 10,000 people are needed for Giga Texas just through 2022!
– 5 mins from airport
-15 mins from downtown
– Right on Colorado river https://t.co/w454iXedxB
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 31, 2021
A huge project that requires workforce relatively quickly. The profiles required are the most varied: they range from plant maintenance workers, to logistics and to the engineering division. A degree, as Musk has repeatedly explained, is not an essential prerequisite indeed Tesla encourages graduates to apply directly after high school. Once the business has started, Giga Texas is expected to create more than 5,000 additional jobs over the next four years. To find the right people Tesla has signed agreements with local universities to accompany students in professional growth paths. As explained by Chris Reilly, Tesla’s HR manager, the idea is to bring new graduates into the company and at the same time guarantee them a university education.
Interviewing for Elon Musk’s companies, however, is not easy. The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX loves to participate in the selections and surprise candidates with singular questions. In the 2017 Authorized Biography, one of the entrepreneur’s favorite interview questions reads the following: You are on the surface of the Earth. You walk one mile South, one mile West and one mile North. Finish exactly where you started. Where are you?.
Curiosity aside, it is now clear that the new frontier for Musk, before Mars, is Texas. The entrepreneur moved to the state in December and is still planning to create a futuristic metropolis in name and in fact, Starbase. The entrepreneur intends the city to incorporate the village of Boca Chica. In the area where the space base of the SpaceX company is also based in Musk. In short, between Giga Texas and Starbase, Texas could host the new Silicon Valley, a magnet for talented young people.