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Tesla Can’t Seem To Stop Causing Stampedes At Job Fairs

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.

Tesla Job Fair

May 3, 2014, Tesla Job Fair

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.


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James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy.

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