Tesla is on a hiring spree to try to reach 500,000 annual car deliveries, and is recruiting part-time staff because it doesn't have to buy them laptops, according to a report
- In the past two months alone,
Teslahas hired around 1,000 additional sales and delivery staff across North America, sources familiar with the matter told Electrek.
- Sales are booming for the electric vehicle company. In October, Tesla posted its most profitable quarter ever. But it must ramp up deliveries if it hopes to reach its 500,000 target for 2020.
- Tesla is increasingly hiring part-time staff, the sources said. This is because these staff have fewer benefits and Tesla doesn't have to supply them with laptops and cellphones.
- Tesla did not respond to a request for comment.
Tesla has hired about 1,000 sales and delivery staff across North America over the past two months, sources familiar with the matter told Electrek, as it works towards its 500,000 annual deliveries target.
Tesla is also using a new recruitment strategy, the sources said, focusing on hiring part-time sales and delivery workers.This allows the company to save costs, the source added, because part-time employees have fewer benefits and Tesla doesn't have to supply them with laptops and cellphones.
In October, Tesla blew past analyst estimates as it posted its most profitable quarter ever.This marked Tesla's fifth consecutive profitable quarter, and put it on track to turn its first-ever annual profit.
The automaker wants to reach 500,000 deliveries this year. To achieve this, Tesla needs to deliver 181,000
During the pandemic, Tesla has sparked criticism over the way it treats its employeesIn May, the company defied local shelter-in-place orders to restart manufacturing. Soon after, "several" employees at its factories reportedly tested positive for COVID-19.
One employee told The Washington Post he was fired after staying home because his one-year-old son had a respiratory condition.
Throughout the pandemic, Musk has been a vocal opponent of lockdown measures. He urged leaders to "give people their goddamn freedom back," and even filed a lawsuit against Alameda County,
- Top stocks to watch on January 27
- IMF projects 11.5% growth rate for India in 2021, only major economy to record double digit growth
- Connaught Place to remain shut as farmers' tractor parade turns violent
- After violent clashes with police, farmers swarm Red Fort
- DMRC closed entry and exit gates of yellow, green, violet and blue lines in surge of farmers protest