Tesla’s Gigafactory Berlin has employed 60 deaf workers

Tesla’s manufacturing unit in Grünheide, Germany formally opened final 12 months, and the positioning has since gathered round 11,000 staff. In keeping with a brand new submit from Tesla’s Recruiting account on X, the automaker has additionally employed as many as 60 deaf folks to work on the Gigafactory outdoors of Berlin.

The Brandenburg Gigafactory has to date employed 60 deaf workers, a lot of whom are Ukrainians who fled the continuing Russian invasion, in line with the brand new Tesla Recruiting account on X in a submit on Sunday. The submit features a video introducing viewers to some of the manufacturing unit’s deaf workers, together with Amaliia, Ihor and Andrii.

The video additionally consists of excerpts from a number of the non-deaf workers about their experiences having deaf coworkers on the group.

“We don’t simply speak about inclusion and variety, we merely dwell it,” says common meeting supervisor Holger within the video. “For me there aren’t any workers with disabilities, they’re merely workers.”

One affiliate supervisor within the drive unit, Juri, says that the method of recruiting deaf workers started when he was requested if he may combine 5 individuals who have been deaf. After beginning with only one worker who was deaf, that worker instructed a variety of different deaf folks concerning the job who would later go on to hitch the group.

Amaliia, a drivetrain manufacturing affiliate who’s deaf, says she introduced her household from Ukraine when the battle started. Her household was invited to Germany by a buddy of her husband’s who already labored at Tesla, and the buddy additionally requested her to hitch the group at Giga Berlin. She says the group has been welcoming and describes Tesla’s group spirit as “incredible.”

Different deaf workers featured within the video embody Ihor, a manufacturing affiliate within the drive unit division of the manufacturing unit, and Andrii, a manufacturing affiliate generally meeting. Andrii says he was recruited by the final meeting supervisor, Rene, who personally recruited most of the Ukrainian colleagues.

The video additionally features a second with the drive unit supervisor Simone, who says that most of the firm’s non-deaf workers have already realized a couple of phrases in signal language.

One person within the X thread stated that he had beforehand been interviewed at Tesla’s Gigafactory Texas, although the corporate shared issues {that a} deaf particular person wouldn’t be capable to hear manufacturing line sound techniques. The person adopted up within the thread, asking if he would be capable to have one other shot at interviewing for a unique space of the Austin, Texas manufacturing unit.

Tesla debuted its Recruiting web page on X earlier this month, and this submit is simply the account’s second, following a repost of a video from the corporate’s Optimus account.

The submit additionally included a hyperlink to Tesla’s Giga Berlin internet web page, and yow will discover Tesla’s open positions on the manufacturing unit right here.

The information comes just some days after a German minister known as Tesla the “driving pressure” behind financial development within the state of Brandenburg, primarily because of Giga Berlin and its manufacturing ramp-up. It additionally comes after some criticism has been lodged towards Giga Berlin by German union IG Metall, with the union most lately alleging that staff have been being compelled to work extreme hours.

Tesla is at the moment within the means of gaining approval for expansions at Giga Berlin, set to spice up manufacturing capability from 50 GWh to 100 GWh.

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Tesla’s Gigafactory Berlin has employed 60 deaf workers