Tesla reported Wednesday that it has exceeded its 2019 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