Tesla’s Elon Musk Dubbed The “King Of Job Creation” Due To The “Tesla Effect”

4 months ago by Steven Loveday 26

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk

SpaceX CEO (otherwise known as Tesla CEO) Elon Musk

Elon Musk, best known as CEO of Tesla, is also the man in charge at SpaceX, and more recently, SolarCity (which is now combined with Tesla). Between the three companies, Musk’s businesses employs over 35,000 people around the globe, with the bulk of them residing in the U.S.

Tesla Model 3 makes an appearance at recent Tesla “Solar Roof” event

As we know, Tesla began as a small outfit, that started by kicking off production of the Tesla Roadster in 2008. Since then, the company has put some 191,000 BEVs on the road worldwide, and that success has not gone unnoticed, with many calling it the “Tesla Effect.”

Hillary Schieve, Mayor of Reno, Nevada, told Teslarati:

“I define the ‘Tesla effect’ as a positive shift toward changing Reno’s national perception for the better. The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Business, and many other national publications have written about Reno’s emerging neighborhoods, such as Midtown, downtown, and the Fourth Street corridor. And this is due in large part to our booming technology industry with billions of dollars being invested from some of Fortune’s highest-ranked companies, which includes Tesla, Switch, Amazon, and Microsoft.”

Because cars are more near and dear to most people’s everyday lives, SpaceX and SolarCity tend to take a back seat. It seems every piece we read that mentions Elon Musk refers to the tech mogul as “Tesla CEO Elon Musk.” The Tesla Effect really dives much deeper than Tesla as an automaker. Unless one is referring to Tesla in general terms as the all-encompassing “green energy electric tech … space” company, it can be seen just as easily as the “Elon Musk Effect.” People will argue that he takes credit and wasn’t even a true Tesla founder, or that his cousins actually founded SolarCity, but honestly, that is all beside the point. Musk is a visionary and the face and voice of these companies, and he’s who the public sees and knows.

Reno paints the perfect picture of what Tesla has done, and why Musk is dubbed the “King of Job Creation.” Since the Gigafactory has called Reno home, the city has experienced a surge in job growth and a housing market boom. Indirectly, but as a result of Tesla’s presence, Reno anticipates 80,000 new jobs in the area, along with the construction of 40,000 new homes.

Thus far, just in Reno, Tesla has created 1,000 jobs and another 1,900 related to Gigafactory construction. Tesla plans to hire another 1,000 employees by the middle of this year, and battery partner Panasonic will hire 2,000. The monumental battery factory could see 10,000 workers upon maximum capacity. This will not only cause a larger housing boom, but local experts actually expect the initiation of a housing crisis.

SpaceX has over 5,000 employees at this time and 800 openings to fill immediately. SolarCity employs more than 12,000 workers now, with 1,000 available jobs. Before the end of this year, both companies will need to hire more than double the numbers of job openings that are currently posted. Between all three companies, the open job postings add up to nearly 5,000, and are growing rapidly.

It’s no wonder that Trump has placed Musk on his Manufacturing Jobs Council and Strategic and Policy Forum. The King of Job Creation is looking at employing well over 40,000 people before the end of 2017.

Source: Teslarati

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26 responses to "Tesla’s Elon Musk Dubbed The “King Of Job Creation” Due To The “Tesla Effect”"

  1. Ct200h says:

    Incredible American success story!
    Unfortunately it became popular over the past 8 years to demonize successful individuals and successful companies. Add to that some in the USA’ s vilification of any company promoting EV’s or alternative energy productsand it’s amazing the succes ocurred at all.
    I would bet if you asked most Americans if Tesla was a foreign car company or domestic they would get it wrong.

    1. bogdan says:

      Creating 21st century jobs, means killing 20st century jobs. But they would have gotten killed anyway, so it’s the right thing to do.

    2. SparkEV says:

      Demonizing successful individuals have been favorite past time of US Democratic party for a long time. It has accelerated since FDR, but it stretches back to Andrew Jackson days.

      Guess who else demonize successful people? Socialists, Dump protesters (anarcho-communists, aka Antifa), and Bernie Sander the senile wackobird of American politics.

      1. Sascha says:

        woah dude, you’re loosing it! I was a democrat and the only succesful people I demonize are the ones who stash and burn (stash their money overseas to avoid paying taxes to support the country making them rich, and burn the working class out of good jobs by outsourcing)

  2. Stimpacker says:

    The story could have been better.

    Tesla is an American car company that actually designs its cars in America, makes its cars in America (in of all states, CA), by Americans.

    Yet, it is the only car company that is prohibited from selling in some states under the pretext of protecting existing dealerships.

    Dirty politicians blocking an American company and all that for nothing because:

    1) A Tesla car sold will still bring in state sales tax.
    2) A Tesla store will still employ locals to staff it.
    3) A Tesla service center will still employ locals to staff it.

    So Tesla does not rob a state of jobs. There is no change in employment between a Tesla store and a dealer. The only difference is who owns the store.

    Now you have the UAW nipping at Tesla’s success….

    1. (⌐■_■) Trollnonymous says:

      +100!

      A home grown US company being prevented from selling in the homeland.

    2. Hauer says:

      Not exactly true. The difference are less jobs needed to keep the damn cars services.

      1. Hauer says:

        serviceD.

        1. Stimpacker says:

          The comparison here is not ICE vs EV. It is Tesla store vs independent Tesla dealer.

    3. Foo says:

      And don’t forget that Teslas are also powered (in the vast majority of cases) totally by American energy.

      Can you say that of any ICE, even if American-made?

      1. Mikael says:

        Almost all cars in the US are powered by American energy already.

    4. MaartenV-nl says:

      The most important difference is the donation to local politicians purses.

      1. SparkEV says:

        Partly true. Microsoft got sued by the fed when they became successful, but didn’t grease the wheel. Now that they and other Silicon valley companies are buying politicians, they are mostly left alone.

        What Tesla should do is to spread its manufacturing over many states. That way, it will “buy” politicians from various places. Having it all in one area (NV, CA) only buys small number of politicians, which can result in ill-will toward Tesla by more influential entities (ie, dealer networks).

        If I’m in charge of Tesla, I’d at least “promise” to open new manufacturing plant in states that have politicians that could negatively affect my business. I don’t think Musk thinks about sleazeballs (aka, all politicians), but he should.

    5. Nix says:

      The crazy thing is that money that goes to dealerships in a state increasingly doesn’t stay in state anymore either.

      Foreign investors have been sinking money into US car dealerships since the 1980’s:

      http://articles.latimes.com/1988-10-23/business/fi-223_1_foreign-investors

      And more dealerships get bought up by hedge funds, and billionaires every year:

      http://www.autonews.com/article/20150202/RETAIL07/302029922/moguls-superrich-families-and-private-equity-titans-prowl-for

      All those profits get pipelined right out of those states anyways. So why not have the profits go to a US company, if they are being drained out of most states already?

  3. Get Real says:

    Less servicing means more money in the pockets of customers in this case and that is a good thing.

    Meanwhile all of Musk’s companies continue to grow rapidly and employ ever increasing numbers of workers just like their products can save their customers money.

  4. ffbj says:

    Reno: the world’s biggest little city. It was pretty crummy when I was there, back in the 80’s. Sort of a third rate Las Vegas without the entertainment, though the odds there are much better than in Vegas. A place where real gamblers go. Trashy, low rent, and plastic. Good food though, and cheap booze, go figure.

    Changing that city really is sort of minor technological miracle in itself.

  5. Mister G says:

    GO ELON MUSK GO…help humanity cure oil addiction.

  6. Four Electrics says:

    Elon Musk employes one out of every 4,000 workers in the US. It’s a good start, but that hardly makes him the king.

    1. Of those other leading companies, which ones are adding to their employment base at the rate his companies are?

  7. AlphaEdge says:

    Am I the only one that sees it? They are aliens among us! They are aliens among us!

    1. jamcl3 says:

      Sush! I am trying to keep a low profile!

      1. It’s OK. Just don’t leave town without informing The Men in Black!

    2. Pushmi-Pullyu says:

      Elon’s not exactly trying to hide that, what with publicly saying he wants to build (or rebuild) Tesla factories to look like an “alien dreadnought”!

      How much more proof do we need? 😉

      See: “Elon Musk eyes ‘alien dreadnought’ automated factory with engineering firm deal”

      https://arstechnica.com/cars/2016/11/tesla-to-buy-engineering-firm-in-quest-for-machine-that-builds-the-machine/

    3. SparkEV says:

      Musk is a former alien, so was I. There’s a document that clearly states as such; green card shows “resident alien”.

  8. Pushmi-Pullyu says:

    Elon certainly gets credit for growing Tesla’s business, and the number of jobs, faster than nearly anyone expected, including the actual founders of Tesla Motors.

    But let’s not forget that he also said he wants to eliminate 90% of Tesla’s production work force by replacing them with robots.

    Let us hope that Tesla’s growth is rapid enough that the overall number of Tesla employees with good, well-paying jobs continues to increase even as the production lines become more and more automated.

    1. dgate says:

      Someone, for the foreseeable future anyway will have to make the robots and others maintain and program them.
      Can’t see where robotising an assembly line should be a negative it will just dictate a move to newer skills, something the coal industry should have addressed along with many others, it called “moving with the times”.

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