Tesla could be planning to recruit an additional 10,000 employees for an upcoming battery cell production facility in Germany. The plant will be part of its Gigafactory Berlin complex.
How Will Tesla Accommodate 10,000 New Employees?
According to a report by the Berliner Kurier, 40 workers are required for each gigawatt-hour of battery power.
Assuming that the battery cell facility is able to produce 100 GWh, it would initially require 4,000 employees. Once the plant scales up its production output to 250 GWh, the personnel needed would then amount to 10,000 overall.
Who Announced The Construction of a Battery Cell Facility?
Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced last Tuesday at the European Battery Conference that the automaker will be building a battery-cell-production facility in Germany. Musk also stated that the facility will be “the largest battery plant in the world.”
Additionally, Musk asserted that the upcoming plant will have a total annual capacity of 100 Gwh. The entrepreneur also remarked that the facility could be able to produce 250 GWh in the future.
What Else Is Known About Giga Berlin’s Battery Cell Plant?
Apart from Musk’s announcements, there is almost nothing known about Tesla’s plans for the facility. Tesla has provided no additional details on its plans for the battery plant.
According to the Mayor of Grünheide, Arne Christiani, Tesla has yet to file building applications for Giga Berlin’s battery plant.
Grünheide is a municipality in the State of Brandenburg, and is located 30 kilometers away from Berlin’s city centre. The municipality is the site of Tesla’s Giga Berlin plant.
What is the Significance of Elon Musk’s Announcement?
From a socio-economic standpoint, Musk’s announcement is extremely important, particularly for job seekers.
The State of Brandenburg has seen a number of job cuts and furloughs, primarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Regarding technical professions, the chambers of industry and commerce in Berlin and Brandenburg are predicting a shortage of 31,000 workers in 2021.
This is where Tesla comes into play. Apart from a potential 10,000 new vacancies, the automaker is planning to hire 7,000 employees for EV manufacturing and production-based jobs. The company will also hire personnel that will work in multiple positions related to vehicle assembly.
Tesla will also provide attractive benefits for the newly-hired workers. First of all, the automaker is willing to hire personnel with or without a professional background. The workers who fall under that category will be paid a monthly salary of €2,700 ($3,200).
All in all, Germany does not only constitute an important base of operations for Tesla. The automaker will provide much-needed solutions in times of economic uncertainties.
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