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Tesla's Already Shopping For More Office Space 100

Posted by samzenpus
from the moving-to-better-quarters-on-campus dept.
cartechboy writes Remember four years ago when Tesla's new headquarters in Palo Alto, California seemed like a big risk? Yeah, time flies and now the Silicon Valley startup is already running out of room. Apparently the electric-car maker is already looking for 200,000-300,000 square feet of office space in the lower Peninsula market. Part of the motivation is that the company would like to have employees closer to its Fremont factory, which is 20 miles from its current headquarters. With heavy traffic that journey can take up to an hour or more. While not looking to relocate its headquarters, Tesla's simply looking to expand its space. Meanwhile, we all eagerly await to hear if the Gigafactory will indeed end up being built in Nevada.
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Tesla's Already Shopping For More Office Space

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  • Re:Check out Detroit (Score:4, Interesting)

    by 140Mandak262Jamuna (970587) on Monday August 04, 2014 @04:03PM (#47602171) Journal
    Yeah, these places have laws friendlier to the employers than the employees. So all the employees with skills in demand have moved to places where they can name their prices. People left behind in those places are usually low skilled. When things like fracking or oil well drilling requires skilled labor they get imported from other places at premium prices. I know quite a few oil rig/fracking rig operators living in places like Naperville Il, and work on 4 weeks on 2 weeks off rotations.

    Free market is a bitch. You skew the laws favoring employers, employees with skills leave, creating a vicious cycle.

  • Re:Check out Detroit (Score:5, Interesting)

    by NotDrWho (3543773) on Monday August 04, 2014 @04:10PM (#47602223)

    Tesla is trying to be a disruptive force in the auto market, they aren't going to do that by locating in Detroit. Too many "old car" thinkers.

    Offer them a job and they'll think any way you want them to. And I imagine some of those old car thinkers bring some old-school practical experience with them too, particularly useful when it comes to competing with establishment titans like Ford, GM, etc. (with their dirty tricks [washingtonpost.com]).

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