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Tesla Hiring Mexican Engineers for California Plant

Innovative tech company Tesla is recruiting engineers from Mexico to work on automated equipment at its California factory, according to a number of LinkedIn posts by Tesla employees.

The strategy is part of a hiring push to prepare the company to mass produce the upcoming Model 3 from this plant.

Tesla aims to build 500,000 cars a year by 2018 at its plant in Fremont, California, south of San Francisco. If successful, this figure would represent a six-fold increase over 2016.

It is known that certain U.S. automakers and suppliers will occasionally bring in employees from Mexican plants for short-term assignments, but this recruiting on a “wholesale basis” is quite unheard of, and is likely due to a lack of sufficient talent.

Matt Kendall

During his 2+ years as Chief Editor at Nearshore Americas, Matt Kendall operated at the heart of both the Nearshore BPO and IT services industries, reporting on the most impactful stories and trends in the sector.

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