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Elon Musk may build Tesla’s future with high school graduates

Tesla Inc. is recruiting for its Gigafactory in Austin, Texas and a high school diploma will do just fine.

Earlier this week, CEO Elon Musk told his 50 million Twitter followers that Giga Texas is looking to fill more than 10,000 roles through 2022.

Additionally, Tesla’s director of recruiting and workforce development, Chris Reilly, told the Austin Business Journal that the electric car company is considering "recruiting students who can graduate high school and start a career at Tesla while continuing their education.” Musk included the blurb in his tweet.

The company has already created relationships with a handful of schools from Austin Community College, Huston-Tillotson University, the University of Texas and the Del Valle Independent School District, Reilly told the outlet.

Representatives for Tesla did not immediately respond to FOX Business' request for comment.

In July, the electric carmaker picked the Austin area as the site for its largest auto assembly plant, employing approximately 5,000 workers. The factory is geared toward the company's Cybertruck pickup and will be a second U.S. manufacturing site for the Model Y small SUV, largely for distribution to the East Coast.

Over a year ago, Musk indicated that skills and knowledge of the field outweigh education when it comes to working for the company. In February 2020, he noted that he didn't even care if someone graduated from high school.

 

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