EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Tesla

Company/Organisation:
Tesla

Geographic Location

Country: Germany
Region: Oder-Spree; Brandenburg
Location of affected unit(s): Grünheide

Company

Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
29.10 - Manufacture of motor vehicles
Number Employed: 48000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 26-09-2020
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 26-09-2020
Foreseen End Date: 01-06-2020
Planned Job Creation: 12000

Additional Information

As announced on 26 September 2020, the US-based electric car manufacturer Tesla is creating 12,000 jobs in Grünheide just outside Berlin. The so-called Berlin Gigafactory is currently under construction and scheduled to start operation in mid-2021. For approximately 6,000 jobs, job profiles have already been created. To speed up the recruiting process, Tesla is seeking a high-volume recruiter able to recruit a high number of employees in a short time. Tesla is looking for all kinds of new employees (unemployed, lateral entrants, etc) in all sectors, such as warehousing, logistics, engineers, etc.

Union representatives have expressed concern that Tesla, by seeking European Company status (SE), will try to circumvent German co-determination norms which are not required in the SE statute as well as industry collective bargaining arrangements.

Tesla intends to produce 500,000 cars annually.

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