A recent job fair held at the University of Nevada–Reno featured what seems to be becoming a bit of a staple at some job fairs these days, a “stampede” caused by the presence of a certain “Tesla Motors.”
This time the “stampede” was a bit more subdued though, thankfully — and this time the job fair didn’t have to be cancelled, as a recent one was. Still, though, the interest was substantial — and was newsworthy enough to get a mention from most of the local news stations.
Actually, though, this time it wasn’t even an actual job fair, but rather a career day — with those interested vying for an internship at the pioneering electric vehicle (EV) company. Vying in this case apparently involved patiently waiting 3+ hours in line, before even being given a shot at applying — which in this case was the opportunity to pitch oneself to the company.
If we were to judge a company’s future prospects based solely on public perception, I think it’d be safe to say that Tesla would be sticking around for a long time. Fortunately (or unfortunately?), things in the real world are actually a great deal more complex than that — Tesla’s future is something more of an open question dependent upon a great many factors. A very interesting open question, though — I’m genuinely looking forward to seeing how things pan out with the Gigafactory, the Model 3, and, to a lesser degree, the Model X.
On that note, construction on the massive, lithium-ion battery pack producing Gigafactory just outside of Reno is continuing at a clip — with the facility now expected to be finished ahead of schedule, and $50+ million already spent on the construction process to date.