Interstate 800 Gets Clogged Up During Tesla Job Fair

Interstate 800 Gets Clogged Up During Tesla Job Fair

On Saturday, Tesla Motors hosted a job fair at its factory in Fremont, California.

Initially, the job fair was scheduled to run from 8 am to 5 pm.

However, an impressive turn out forced a change in plans.

"Given the very high level of interest and after speaking with local law enforcement, out of consideration for the job seekers, the local community and motorists, Tesla decided to close today’s job fair."

The job fair closed at approximately 10 am:

Tesla Job Fair Tweets

Tesla Job Fair Tweets

The Fremont Police Department was quick to warn motorists that Tesla's job fair had created a back up on Interstate 880 and on surface roads around the Fremont factory.

As NBC Bay Area reports, some job seekers weren't pleased with the cancellation:

Fremont resident Alex Chang:

"I came here around 8 or 9 a.m., but they told me it was already over.  I was kinda disappointed because we couldn't go inside to meet the people. I don't think that's fair for everybody."

Job seeker, Michelle Edmundson:

"I was basically told they got what they needed and I can email my resume to their website.  I was a little disappointed - I was hoping to give my resume and tell a little bit about myself to them. It was an opportunity, you don't want to miss anything like that."

For those who were unable to interview with Tesla, the automaker suggests applying online:

"Our priority is to ensure that everyone who wants to apply has an equal opportunity to do so, regardless of if they attended the job fair or not."

Source: NBC Bay Area