Hiring rush: Tesla drops hundreds of job postings in Austin area!

Tesla is holding true to its promise to bring hundreds of jobs to the Austin area.

As of Tuesday, the electric car maker has posted over 280 jobs in the area as it continues work on its new Gigafactory in Travis County

Categories include positions in fields such as manufacturing, construction and facilities, design, supply chain, engineering and IT, service and energy installation, finance, sales and customer support, and HR.

A visit to the 2,100-acre site in eastern Travis County on Tuesday was abuzz with activity as dozens of construction vehicles, cranes and crew members rushed around to construct the $1.1 billion facility.

Eventually filling Tesla's Gigafactory off State Highway 130 and Harold Green Road with hundreds of jobs is what Rohan Patel has previously said the automaker will do.

"You're talking about production associates, technicians," Patel said in November 2020.  

Patel serves as the director of public policy and business development for Tesla.

"We need a diversity of talent in all sectors of [the] manufacturing realm," Patel also said.

Patel has said even before choosing the Austin area, Tesla was already tapping Central Texas for its academic talent.

"We're already recruiting from the likes of Texas A&M and the likes of the UT Austins of the world," he said.

The Gigafactory is expected to build the electric vehicle maker's upcoming Cybertruck and the Model Y SUV, as well as other Tesla products. Once in full swing, Tesla hopes to employ about 5,000 people at the factory, with wages starting at $35,000 annually.

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