Tesla Seeking Candidates To Fill 30 Gigafactory Job Openings
May 18th, 2015 11:37 AM Share
Know someone looking for work? Tesla posted 30 job openings for its under-construction Gigafactory east of Reno, Nev.
The openings come on the heels of the automaker hiring 12 employees in Q1 2015, Reno Gazette-Journal reports. The total salaries came to $314,000, carved from the investment of $80.6 million made to the $5-billion battery production plant in the same period.
The positions Tesla is seeking to fill — as noted on its career site — include those in facility management, engineering, management and technology. Though wages weren’t disclosed on the aforementioned site, the newspaper notes Tesla’s original application called for a wage range between $22.79/hour and $51.83/hour to start.
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Published May 18th, 2015 3:00 PM
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They hired 12 people and spent $314,000. That's $26,166 as an average, assuming they all made the same wage. That's VERY low. As in $12.57/hr. According to their posted salaries, they'd be paying $47,403 to $107,806. Something isn't adding up here, unless they've hired PT or seasonal employees or something - in which case good luck getting people to move to middle-desert-nowhere for PT and seasonal work.
How is it a net zero energy factory? I'd like to see the accounting of the watts.
The amount they paid in wages was for the first quarter of 2015. Those jobs would be slightly over $100k/year each of they worked the entire Q1.