With U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc ramping up production in China, the company has launched a hiring spree in Shanghai with plans to bring on designers at its China studio.
Tesla’s posts on WeChat, marks the first time it has looked to hire designers from China.
In January, Tesla had said it planned to open a research and a design center in China to make “Chinese-style” cars.
Tesla has so far not revealed how many designers it plans to hire in China.
According to a separate report, Tesla also plans on hiring 600 workers at stamping, painting, bodywork, and assembly workshops in Shanghai. In addition to this, it will also hire an additional 150 workers for quality control, 200 for logistics work and 20 for security, said sources.
According to two sources familiar with the matter at hand, the recruitment drive was partly stemming from preparation for Tesla’s Model Y SUV at its Shanghai plant.
Tesla did not immediately respond to requests for comments.
In the last quarter, Tesla had delivered more than 30,000 cars in China, with the bulk of them being locally made Model 3 sedans.
In March 2020, it had advertised for solar and energy storage project managers in China, with an aim to ramp up its energy business in the country.