Porsche is hiring 1400 people for its project Mission-E electric sports car. It is announced previously that the company would hire 1000 employees to work on the car at it hometown Zuffenhausen, Stuttgart, Germany. It is said that company is expecting to launch car by 2019.
Porsche announced the concept Mission E car last September and now it is hiring individuals to produce its first ever electric car. The company is looking for engineers to develop the electric car, along with workers to assemble and employees for business sales. The manufacturer is planning to compete with the California-based Tesla for their mark in the market. The automobile giant is looking for production staff comprising of 900 employees, 300 workers and 200 engineers. Though Porsche is attracting a good figure of applications each year, manufacturer is trying to attract smart brains.
“I’m not denying the battle for talent is tough,” said Andreas Haffner, human resources boss at Porsche.”One can in fact describe what is going on now as a ‘war for talents’. We are in direct competition with other automakers and suppliers and IT firms in our global search for talented experts. Money alone is not enough to attract these creative minds.” He added.
Investing 1 billion euros, the first of its kind electric concepts reflects a change in the combustion engine pattern company. Additional 350 digital experts will be employed to develop mobility concepts and new business areas. Porsche labour boss Uwe Hueck declined to enumerate production targets for the mission E, indicated that the company needs to make a trade of at least 10000 units per year to make profits. It is reported that the final assembly of battery systems will be supervised by Stuttgart-based Robert Bosch GmbH (ROBG.UL)
Parental company Volkswagen is struggling to overcome its diesel emission scandal. And it is making plans to launch 30 models of all-electric cars and wishing to be a leader in ‘green’ transport.