Tesla’s German recruitment drive hit by lower wages
Tesla’s recruitment “is not progressing at the planned speed,” Birgit Dietze, a regional IG Metall chief, said. “Many people would be interested in switching to Tesla, but ultimately decide against it, also because they sometimes earn considerably more in their current positions at other automotive companies.”
Tesla expects to eventually employ 12,000 people at the Gruenheide site once full vehicle production is underway alongside a battery-making operation.
The automaker said in March that more than 3,000 people work at the factory and that it plans to hire thousands more in the coming months.