Tesla Human Resources VP – “Veterans Are A Great Source Of Talent For Tesla”
Awhile back, Tesla Motors made it known that it’s actively seeking military veterans to employ.
In fact, Tesla’s goal is to actually becoming the US’ leading employer of veterans. As Arnnon Geshuri, Tesla’s vice president of human resources, stated:
“We want to be known throughout the veteran community as a great place to work.Veterans are a great source of talent for Tesla, and we’re going after it.”
Ted Daywalt, president and CEO of VetJobs, commented
“Tesla has risen to the top. They have a good reputation. They hire veterans who can talk to other veterans. There is a language in the military, and having someone who can speak the lingo is important.”
Tesla says that approximately 5% (or 300 employees) of its total workforce (6,000) are veterans. Tesla is looking to hire some 600 additional veterans, which leads us to wonder: why the intense focus on hiring veterans? Is there something related particularly to veterans that makes them so desirable in the automotive field? What are your thoughts on this targeted veteran hiring being conducted by Tesla?
Source: San Jose Mercury News