Tesla is now ramping up its hiring efforts after a series of layoffs earlier this year. Job listings are up 50% after layoffs.

In June Elon Musk has asked Tesla executives to “suspend all hiring” and cut 10% of the workforce.

The CEO has given different people different reasons for the layoffs, but Tesla has grown rapidly over the years, and that often leads to inefficient hiring, which ultimately leads to layoffs like this one.

The “hiring hiatus” was even more concerning because Tesla has several fast-growing programs and needs to hire thousands of people at new plants in the U.S. and Germany.

A new report shows that the hiatus in hiring was short-lived, as listings rose 50% after job listings fell in June (via Reuters):

Tesla listed more than 6,900 jobs on its career site this week, a nearly 50% increase from mid-June, when Reuters began tracking the data. That compares with a peak in 2022, when there were more than 7,400 job postings in May, according to data similarly tracked by Thinknum Alternative Data and hedge fund Snow Bull Capital.

The data also excludes Tesla China listings:

The leading job listing categories are mechanical engineering and information technology, automotive maintenance, and manufacturing.

Tesla is always looking to hire more engineers to work on its programs. Manufacturing is always the top category as the automaker hires for new plants like Gigafactory Texas and Gigafactory Berlin.

As for car maintenance, Musk announced a significant effort to improve service, especially in North America, and reduce waiting times.

According to the report, Tesla is increasing the number of employees in its energy storage and solar division. It is specifically looking for installers to accelerate the US rollout.

We reported about this earlier Tesla achieved its best solar deployment in years last quarterand he aims to keep the momentum going.

Tesla’s renewed hiring comes amid concerns about the economy and fears of a recession next year. Many companies have have announced or are considering layoffs to better prepare for an economic downturn.

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