Tesla China ramps up hiring in preparation for Giga Shanghai

While the expansion process of Giga Shanghai begins to take shape, Tesla China has put out recruiting ads for sales and distribution positions in coastal provinces throughout the region.

The job description show that specialists and product experts in distribution expertise are required in the coastal regions of Guangdong, Fujian, Jiangxi, Changsha, Guanxi and Hainan.

Tesla enthusiast Kelvin Yang caught the two advertisements, and posted them on Twitter.

The ramp in recruiting workers may be to prepare for completion of Phase 2A of Giga Shanghai, which will produce the Model Y.

Currently, the annual construction pace for Giga Shanghai is 200,000 vehicles a year, or around 4,000 cars a week. The facility now has sole responsibility for manufacturing the Made-in-China Model 3, which has become one of the most successful sales and registration figures in the world.

To keep up with the increasingly rising demand for its automobiles, Tesla has concentrated on increasing its production levels in Shanghai. The electric automaker has added several newly available versions of the Model 3 to choose from for Chinese customers. Such new models of vehicles, along with price cuts and government incentives, have motivated many people in China to choose the electric vehicles from Tesla as their next car.

With the rise in demand and production, there is a need for more team members at the company’s retail stores to help with the vehicle purchasing and distribution. To help with these tasks, Tesla is actively taking steps towards increasing the size of its team in China.

Tesla definitely felt the impact of the pandemic COVID-19 in China in Q1 as Giga Shanghai was shut down for a week. The company’s security measures allowed for a short-term closure, which differed substantially from the nearly a month and a half layoff experienced by Tesla’s main facility in Fremont, California.

Giga Shanghai has made an important contribution to the impressive production figures reported by the company for Q2. Tesla has managed to record 90,650 total deliveries after Wall Street anticipated between 75,000 and 80,000 vehicle deliveries for the second quarter of the year.

Tesla China asked local owners to volunteer at their closest showroom to help educate potential buyers on the benefits of owning one of the company’s vehicles to complete a successful end of the quarter drive. For their efforts, the volunteers had received several limited-edition souvenirs.

The first production run of the Model Y in China is expected to commence in late 2020, with first deliveries starting in 2021. Nonetheless, Tesla has a knack for beginning deliveries earlier than expected, as it managed to do with the US Model Y and China Model 3. The drive for the company to recruit more distribution experts and logistics specialists may mean that Tesla is planning for a drastic volume rise in the coming months.

Reported by Teslarati.

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