Tesla On Track With New York Jobs Target as It Expands Buffalo Factory Beyond Solar

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Tesla reported Wednesday that it has exceeded its 2020 jobs target for New York state, with 632 full-time and four part-time jobs through the end of April — more than the 500 it was required to have.

The electric-vehicle, solar and storage producer must meet certain jobs requirements under an agreement with New York that offered Tesla tax benefits for siting its Gigafactory 2 in Buffalo. 

There are now 730 full-time workers employed at the Buffalo plant where Tesla's solar roof is produced, a number that encompasses both Tesla's own workers as well as those of Panasonic, its partner at the factory. A filing from Tesla shows that 329 of the factory's 730 employees are Tesla's own workers.


Employment at the factory and Tesla's ability to meet its New York jobs target have been cause for much speculation as the company has weathered a bumpy year of layoffs and changes in its sales strategy for solar products.

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