The program gives Nevada high school students the opportunity to work full-time as production associates at the Tesla Gigafactory in Northern Nevada. Planted east of Reno-Sparks in Storey County, the 1.9-million-square-foot-and-growing factory manufactures electric batteries, including motors for the Model 3, Tesla’s first mass-market vehicle.
At its Gigafactory east of Reno, Tesla is remaking an old idea — the company cafeteria — with a new economy spin, helping local food and drink vendors with the cost of setting up shop so they can feed 7,000 employees at the complex that produces batteries and drive units for Tesla’s electric vehicles.
Let’s be honest, we all struggle with charging what we’re worth. We know that the work we do has real value, but how do we price our products and services accordingly without creating sticker shock and losing customers? Thankfully, Blair Enns is here to help with a special keynote luncheon on February 6 that you can’t afford to miss.
Big numbers are one way to appreciate Tesla’s gargantuan Nevada Gigafactory. Operating 24-hours per day in shifts, workers produce enough battery packs and drive units in a week to power 5,300 of Tesla’s Model 3 sedans.
On Saturday, October 20, 2018 we’re opening the doors of Gigafactory 1 to those interested in learning more about career opportunities at Tesla. Come see what we’re working on, tour our facility, and meet members of the team who are accelerating the world’s transition to sustainable energy.
The 13th NCET Small Business Expo will be held on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno. Admission is free with a business card. In my time as Nevada’s lieutenant governor, and as a small-business owner myself, I have seen firsthand the positive and meaningful contributions of our small-business community, and I understand the economic development opportunities for our state’s future when these businesses are provided the support to meet their full potential.
The depth of the economic crater Nevada fell into—the state’s unemployment rate hit a staggering 14.5 percent in December 2010—makes its climb back to prosperity nothing short of remarkable. Nevada did much more than simply ride the rising tide of the national recovery. To put it simply, the Silver State reinvented itself.