Mexican engineers flood Tesla hiring eventBy Elliot Bullman
Recruitment mix up in Monterrey
Last Friday engineers from all over Mexico travelled distances of upto 1000km to show up at the Grand Fiesta Americana hotel in Monterrey in the hope of landing a job with the U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc, which is looking south of the border for talent in short supply in the U.S.
Word spread quickly after a recruiting poster was published on LinkedIn by Tesla's senior technical recruiter, David Johnson, listing 15 types of engineers the company would be interviewing at the event in Monterrey.
Tesla had already scheduled interviews with an unknown number of Mexican candidates on Friday and was slated to screen other prospective employees over the weekend at the closed-door event.
Despite dozens of unscheduled engineering hopefuls being turned away at the Monterrey event, some with 20 years of experience under their belts, some remained optimistic about their prospects.
The Silicon Valley automaker is recruiting in Mexico for work on robotics and other automated equipment at its Fremont, California factory, where it aims to build 500,000 cars a year by 2018, a six-fold increase from 2016.
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