West Oakland Neighborhood Career Center Hosts Tesla Hiring Event

Volt Recruiter Lindsey Cook speaks with a job candidate about positions with Tesla. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

Volt Recruiter Lindsey Cook speaks with a job candidate about positions with Tesla. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

Opportunity was abound at the West Oakland Neighborhood Career Center on Monday, May 9, 2016 as the center hosted a hiring event for Tesla Motors, the Silicon Valley company that produces energy-efficient electric cars. Several job candidates that attended the event were eager to take advantage of the job opportunities with Tesla.

Tesla is currently hiring for production associates, forklift drivers, material handlers, warehouse workers and general labor positions. The motor company has over 14,000 employees, according to recent reports.

The hiring event invited candidates to take a pre-assessment test to determine their eligibility for available positions.

Recruiters with Volt Workforce Solutions, (l to r) Jessica Quezada, Lindsey Cook, and Noela Campbell, help a job candidate during the Tesla hiring event at the West Oakland Neighborhood Career Center. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

Recruiters with Volt Workforce Solutions, (l to r) Jessica Quezada, Lindsey Cook, and Noela Campbell, help a job candidate during the Tesla hiring event at the West Oakland Neighborhood Career Center. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

According to Noela Campbell, a Sourcing Specialist with Volt Workforce Solutions, a staffing agency contracted by Tesla, over 500 new workers have been hired to date with the motor company, with some positions starting at $17 an hour.

Eligible candidates should have open and flexible availability, the ability to lift 30-50 pounds, a high school diploma and be able to stand for long periods of time. They are looking for candidates with a strong work ethic and reliable transportation.

Job seekers interested in working with Tesla can attend a job fair on Saturday, May 14, 2016, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Volt Workforce Solutions, 2201 Walnut Ave., Suite 110 in Fremont.

For more information, contact the West Oakland Neighborhood Career Center at (510) 419-0392.