Tesla greater than tripled its Austin gigafactory workforce in 2022
Tesla’s 2,500-acre manufacturing hub in Austin, Texas tripled its workforce final yr, in accordance with the corporate’s annual compliance report filed with county officers. Bloomberg first reported on the information.
The report filed with Travis County’s Financial Growth Program reveals that Tesla elevated its Austin workforce from simply 3,523 contingent and everlasting workers in 2021 to 12,277 by the top of 2022. Bloomberg reviews that simply over half of Tesla’s employees reside within the county, with the typical full-time worker incomes a wage of not less than $47,147. Outdoors of Tesla’s manufacturing facility, the typical wage of an Austin employee is $68,060, in accordance with data from ZipRecruiter.
TechCrunch was unable to amass a replica of the report, so it’s not clear if these employees are all full-time. If they’re, Tesla has employed a far cry extra full-time workers than it’s contracted to do. In accordance with the agreement between Tesla and Travis County, the corporate is obligated to create 5,001 new full-time jobs over the subsequent 4 years.
The contract additionally states that Tesla should make investments about $1.1 billion within the county over the subsequent 5 years. Tesla’s compliance report reveals that the automaker final yr invested $5.81 billion in Gigafactory Texas, which formally launched a yr in the past at a “Cyber Rodeo” occasion. In January, Tesla notified regulators that it plans to speculate another $770 million into an enlargement of the manufacturing facility to incorporate a battery cell testing website and cathode and drive unit manufacturing website. With that funding will come extra jobs.
Tesla’s option to move its headquarters to Texas and construct a gigafactory there has helped the state lead the nation in job development. The automaker builds its Mannequin Y crossover there and plans to construct its Cybertruck in Texas, as nicely. Giga Texas may even be a mannequin for sustainable manufacturing, CEO Elon Musk has stated. Final yr, Tesla accomplished the primary part of what’s going to grow to be “the biggest rooftop photo voltaic set up on this planet,” in accordance with the report, per Bloomberg. Tesla has begun on the second part of set up, however already there are reviews of with the ability to see the rooftop from space. The objective is to generate 27 megawatts of energy.
Musk has additionally promised to show the positioning into an “ecological paradise,” full with a boardwalk and a climbing/biking path that may open to the general public. There haven’t been many updates on that entrance, and locals have been involved that the positioning is definitely extra of an environmental nightmare that has led to noise and water air pollution. The positioning, situated on the intersection of State Freeway 130 and Harold Inexperienced Street, east of Austin, is alongside the Colorado River and will create a local weather disaster if the river overflows.
The positioning of Tesla’s gigafactory has additionally traditionally been the house of low-income households and has a big inhabitants of Spanish-speaking residents. It’s not clear if the roles on the manufacturing facility replicate the demographic inhabitants of the neighborhood wherein it resides.