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It seems Tesla is doing something innovative again! While other car manufacturers hire the average civilian with some tech ability, Tesla is actively recruiting the people it sees as being just right for the job. In fact it is in the process of hiring 600 veterans, and has already hired 300.

Why?

Because vets often have some technical skills and background from their tour in the army. They also know how to play well with others, which makes for smooth running teamwork

Veterans are viewed as an especially good fit for building electric cars, because many of them acquired relevant technical skills during their service. With that in mind, Tesla is making a concerted effort to hire veterans — and to make them feel comfortable in their new positions.

A former Army intelligence analyst in its human resources department focuses on recruiting veterans. Candidates are reached through word of mouth, partnerships with veterans groups, and recruiting events.

Tesla also holds informal monthly gatherings for its military employees, and has made Veterans Day a company-wide paid holiday. Management also makes efforts to accommodate employees still on active duty.

Considering that Tesla is seeking to expand it's manufacturing capabilities, due in part to the Chinese interest in EVs, there will likely be more hirings.

This is really good news!!

http://cleantechnica.com/...

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