Tesla Motors wants to be the leading employer of veterans in America.
The company’s electric car business is booming, and as it expands, the company wants an increasing number of employee positions to be filled by veterans, whom they see “as a great source of talent for Tesla.”
According to the San Jose Mercury News, Tesla’s vice president of human resources, Arnnon Geshuri, said: “We want to be known throughout the community as a great place to work. Veterans are a great source of talent for Tesla and we’re going after it.”
VetJobs CEO Ted Daywalt says “Tesla has risen to the top” as a company “known for creating veteran friendly work places.”
And veterans employed by Tesla say the same thing–including military personnel who are still active duty.
National Guard member Megan Gates said the company was “very accommodating,” working with her during her August 2011 deployment. She said they stayed in touch during her deployment, and when her tour was over she “came straight back to work.”
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