Monday, 11 October 2021 22:34

Tesla Has Created 5,000 New Jobs in Austin This Year

Written by Joey Klender, Teslarati
Tesla Gigafactory Texas as of Oct. 8. Tesla Gigafactory Texas as of Oct. 8. @JoeTegtmeyer/Twitter


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Tesla has already created 5,000 new jobs in Austin, TX, so far in 2021, according to a report from the Austin Chamber of Commerce.

Companies expanding or relocating to the city pledged to create 20,840 jobs from January to September, with 150 companies contributing to the growth. The data shows Tesla is the company to pledge and create the most jobs.


After announcing Tesla would expand its North American production footprint by erecting a new manufacturing facility in Austin, speculation began to intrigue many of those interested with how many jobs the electric automaker would contribute to the region.


Tesla chose Austin over Tulsa, OK, amidst the ongoing COVID-19 crisis that put many people out of work and many businesses into bankruptcy.


However, Tesla’s ultimate pledge was to help Austin recover its economic dominance by offering a substantial number of jobs to those who reside in the area.


Tesla was projected to create 15,000 new jobs at Gigafactory Texas eventually, with 9,000 new employment opportunities entering the state, growing Texas’ economic platform and reigniting a region known for strong commercialized residency. Tesla also announced during the 2021 Shareholder Meeting its headquarters would officially move to the City of Austin.


Tesla has created the most jobs so far and has also pledged to do so. Tesla, considered an “expanded” company in the Austin Chamber of Commerce chart, pledged...

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