- Elon Musk tweeted Thursday he is looking for “ace engineers” for Tesla’s Gigafactory in Germany on Friday.
- Musk said Tesla will interview candidates on Friday – “in person” at the site.
- Germany is currently in a COVID-19 lockdown, with unnecessary travel discouraged.
- The Gigafactory near Berlin, currently under construction, will be Tesla’s first major factory in Europe, and it will employ up to 12,000 people.
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Elon Musk said that Tesla will on Friday interview engineers “in person” at its massive under-construction Gigafactory in Germany.
The country is currently in a coronavirus lockdown until November 30. It is discouraging unnecessary travel, and has said people should work from home when possible.
He provided an email address for users to send their resumes to, and said interviews would happen on site.
Whether Germany’s lockdown will impact how many people turn up for interviews is yet to be seen. Tesla did not immediately respond to Business Insider’s request for comment.
Recruiting ace engineers for Giga Berlin! Will interview in person tomorrow on site. Send resume to [email protected]
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 5, 2020
The US-based electric vehicle firm plans to employ up to 12,000 people at the factory, just outside of Berlin, and build 500,000 cars there annually.
Musk announced plans for the factory in November 2019. He said the factory, which aims to begin production in 2021, will build Tesla’s Model Y.
Tesla currently has Gigafactories in Nevada, New York, and Shanghai.
German environmental groups such as GrÃ¼ne Liga (Green League) claim it would pollute drinking water and add to deforestation, and in February, a German court ordered the electric vehicle company to stop cutting back trees for the new factory.
Musk in June tweeted this rendering of the Gigafactory in Berlin, complete with solar panels and surrounded by lots of trees.
Giga Berlin pic.twitter.com/UXQMUVTWXf
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 15, 2020