Tesla needs thousands of workers for its new German plant and their search has already begun. Skilled workers are rare, but the employment agency in Frankfurt an der Oder is optimistic. According to media reports, the employment agency in Frankfurt an der Oder is awaiting up to 30,000 applicants for the new Tesla plant in Grünheide in Brandenburg.
Job offers on the Tesla website show that good knowledge of English is an important quality. Other languages, such as Polish, are also welcome, as Poland is only 37 miles away.
Tesla needs almost everything: from assembly line workers to Technician/KFZ-Mechatroniker, designers, IT professionals, as well as cleaners and employees for their own fire brigade.
Source: Tesla website
Construction of the plant is scheduled to begin in the first half of 2020, and completion is scheduled for July 2021. It is planned that annually from the assembly line of this factory should be produced 500,000 electric vehicles. Model Y and Model 3 will be produced here, which are so important for Tesla and with which the electric vehicle manufacturer wants to break into the mass market. At the initial stage, from 2500 to 3000 employees are planned. Later, up to 8,000 jobs will be added.
Grünheide is located in the Oder-Spree district in Berlin's Speckgürtel and is connected to the capital by motorway and train - it is located about 22 miles from the center of Berlin. Nevertheless, experts suggest that in Brandenburg and Berlin it will be difficult to find the required number of qualified personnel. In this regard, 30,000 applicants would be a good start - if they meet the requirements of Tesla. However, according to experts, young university graduates are more likely to accept job offers in Tesla.
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There is an assumption that with the recruitment of specialists from other federal states, such as Baden-Württemberg or Bavaria, German automobile strongpoints where layoffs are currently underway, there may also be problems. Therefore, Brandenburg Minister of Economics Jörg Steinbach suggests that Tesla will have an international workforce in Grünheide.
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