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Tesla trounces Toyota to become California's biggest auto employer

Going from strength to strength, the electric car maker Tesla Motors is now California's biggest auto employer

By: Tamlin Magee from May 27, 2014 @ 11:18 CDT

Electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors appears to be going from strength to strength - from outselling Porsche and Volvo in California in mid-2013 to now becoming the biggest auto employer in the state.

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Tesla now employs over 6,000 people in California alone and is expected to hire 500 more workers before this year is through. The upstart has happily taken on established heavy-hitters like Toyota - which employed roughly 5,000 but is seeking to redirect its operations towards Texas, reports CleanTechnica.

The rise and rise of Tesla is showing no signs of slowing down: rumored "gigafactories" for battery production could produce thousands more jobs globally, in addition to the company's already impressive 2013 workforce roster of 5,800 people around the world.

NEWS SOURCES:cleantechnica.com

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