Posted on November 12, 2015 by Matt Pressman
In an interview* last year, Tesla Motors' Vice President of Human Resources explained: "We want to be known throughout the veteran community as a great place to work. Veterans are a great source of talent for Tesla, and we're going after it." At the time, roughly 5% of Tesla Motors' work force were veterans and the company has only been growing. "Tesla has risen to the top" among companies known for creating veteran-friendly workplaces, said Ted Daywalt, president and CEO of VetJobs, the nation's leading military job board. "They have a good reputation. They hire veterans who can talk to other veterans. There is a language in the military, and having someone who can speak the lingo is important."
Source: Tesla Motors
Yesterday, in support of Veteran's Day, Tesla placed its two marquis vehicles -- the Tesla Model S and Tesla Model X -- on display at its factory in Fremont, CA. Both Tesla vehicles were emblazoned with spectacular vehicle wraps (by SS Customs) showing support for our veterans. Check them out below...
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Examples of successful and dedicated vets within the ranks at Tesla Motors are everywhere. Tesla industrial engineering technician and National Guard member Megan Gates explains: "I give it 100 percent, whether I'm in uniform in the Guard or in jeans and a T-shirt at Tesla... The military gives you technical skills and experience working on a team, and manufacturing is all about following directions but being flexible."
We salute our veterans and all of those at Tesla Motors who have served our nation so proudly.
*Source: San Jose Mercury News