Tesla Nearly Doubles Headcount in 2020, as Global Expansion Accelerates

Tesla Nearly Doubles Headcount in 2020, as Global Expansion Accelerates

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Tesla nearly doubled its workforce around the world in 2020, despite the global situation that has led to the temporary collapse of the economy. This testifies to the enormous pace of development of the manufacturer, which also has a hugely positive effect on the development of the regions where Tesla enters the markets.

The past year has become very difficult for all people on Earth. The economies of all countries suffered heavy losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The unemployment rate has risen significantly, and tens of millions of people around the world have lost their jobs and livelihoods. Nevertheless, despite this, Tesla showed unique results, as in 2020 it increased the number of employees by almost 30,000.

In these unprecedented times, the company has grown its global workforce by 47%, according to its 10-K filing. Thus, at the year ending December 31, 2020, Tesla employed 70,757 people worldwide, up from 48,016 in 2019.

In the past year, the manufacturer expanded into many markets around the world by opening and expanding offices, stores, and service centers. However, the main credit for such a large increase in the number of employees belongs to the rapidly growing business in China via Giga Shanghai. Giga Berlin also played an important role in achieving this result, as Tesla has been recruiting employees for the factory for several months now. The fast-growing Giga Texas is also requiring constant recruitment of new employees.

"As of December 31, 2020, our full-time count for our and our subsidiaries' employees worldwide was 70,757. To date, we have not experienced any work stoppages as a result of labor disputes, and we consider our relationship with our employees to be good. Our key human objectives capital in managing our business include attracting, developing and retaining top talent while integrating diversity, equity and inclusion principles and practices into our core values."

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Eva Fox

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Eva Fox joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover breaking news as an automotive journalist. The main topics that she covers are clean energy and electric vehicles. As a journalist, Eva is specialized in Tesla and topics related to the work and development of the company.

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