Tesla pitches 5,000 'middle-skill' factory jobs to Texas county

Tesla has said it will create positions in the Texas country that pay solid wages without requiring substantial levels of higher education.The company is zeroing in on an area in southeast Austin, Texas, for the electric-car maker's second US auto factory.
By : Bloomberg
| Updated on: 24 Jun 2020, 10:21 AM
Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk first announced plans in March to build Tesla’s second US auto assembly plant that will produce the still-in-development Cybertruck and Model Y crossovers. (REUTERS)
Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk first announced plans in March to build Tesla’s second US auto assembly plant that will produce the still-in-development Cybertruck and Model Y crossovers. (REUTERS)
Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk first announced plans in March to build Tesla’s second US auto assembly plant that will produce the still-in-development Cybertruck and Model Y crossovers. (REUTERS)
Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk first announced plans in March to build Tesla’s second US auto assembly plant that will produce the still-in-development Cybertruck and Model Y crossovers.

Executives from Tesla Inc. will use an unassuming job-type description in their pitch to a Texas county on the merits of the carmaker’s Cybertruck plant project.

The factory would bring 5,000 “middle-skill" jobs to Travis County, according to the presentation Tesla officials will deliver during an online meeting Tuesday. The carmaker says it will create positions that pay solid wages without requiring substantial levels of higher education.

The pitch is an early indication of how companies may tout economic-development projects to localities that have sustained significant job losses following the coronavirus outbreak. The unemployment rate for Travis County, which is home to Texas’s capital city of Austin, soared to 12.4% in April from 2.2% a year earlier, according to Federal Reserve data Tesla cites in its presentation.

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Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk first announced plans in March to build Tesla’s second US auto assembly plant that will produce the still-in-development Cybertruck and Model Y crossovers for customers on the East Coast. The carmaker’s only car factory in the country is in Fremont, California.

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Tesla envisions spending $1 billion on the facility, which will span as much as 5 million square feet of space once it’s fully constructed. The company says the project would “make immediate and long-lasting impacts" on the local economy, where almost half of leisure and hospitality jobs were lost from February to April. The average annual salary of permanent employees at the proposed plant would be $47,147.

(Also read: Elon Musk vs authorities: California's loss may be Texas' gain)

“Tesla could be a source of re-employment for many," the company says in its presentation. Many middle-skill workers “may lose their existing jobs on a permanent basis."

Tesla disclosed in a tax abatement application filing earlier this month that Oklahoma remains in contention for the Cybertruck and Model Y factory. Rohan Patel, the carmaker’s director of public policy and business development, and Valerie Capers Workman, vice president of human resources, are among the executives who are scheduled to present to Travis County officials.

First Published Date: 24 Jun 2020, 10:21 AM IST
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