Tesla’s China-based Giga Shanghai is currently looking to recruit different personnel to be a part of their team.
According to a report on the Asia Times, the electric autonomous vehicle (EAV) maker is in search of designers to be a part of its homegrown China studio tasked to churn out designs by local talents. It was reported that there will be a design and research center to be established there mainly to focus on crafting cars specifically targeted for the Chinese consumer.
The company will also hire almost a thousand personnel for its manufacturing section. Local job bulletins identify that they will mainly need 600 workers that will work on miscellaneous assembly tasks, 150 for quality control, and another 200 personnel for the logistics. An additional 20 will be hired for the plant’s security measures.
The hiring was done to gear up for the plant’s plans to manufacture the Model Y.
Mainland China is easily one of Tesla’s biggest markets. In 2019 alone, the company saw an increase of 161% on its sales figures.
The Giga Shanghai factory, even though still not fully operational, manufactures 3,000 cars a week. Annually, it is about 150,000. Seen to have reached its maximum operations by the end of 2021, Tesla aims to produce half a million cars there.