Something interesting popped up in my Google news alerts this morning. It was an announcement on Craigslist by West Valley Staffing Group, a Nevada employment agency. “Want To Build Electric Cars? (Sparks)” the headline reads. Here is the body of the announcement:
Apply today and start your New Career in the Electric Car Industry!
Now hiring for production workers, temporary positions starting at $14.50 per hour!
Click here to apply and to begin the interview process: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WVSGSparks
For immediate consideration, bring your resume and visit us during office hours:
Every Monday through Thursday
10:00am – 2:00pm
West Valley Staffing Group
200 South Virginia Street – 8th Floor
Reno, NV 89501
For more information, give us a call: 775.686.2407
Hmmm…..who is planning to build electric cars in that area? Faraday Future is supposedly building a factory in North Las Vegas, although the company has been awfully quiet about its plans since Jia Yueting ran through all its money with little to show for it. Faraday Future did send one of its cars to compete in the Pikes Peak hill climb this year, where it beat the record for a production electric car set by a Tesla Model S last year according to a report in Endgadget.
A Google search found Source Guides.com, which offers a listing of all the electric vehicle manufacturers in the United States listed alphabetically and by state. None are shown in Nevada.
Could the mystery manufacturer be Nio or Lucid? Probably not. Lucid has signed a deal with the state of Arizona to build a factory south of Phoenix. Nio has not announced any plans to begin building cars in America and seems to be concentrating on the Chinese market for now.
Coincidence does not equal causality, but there is one company I know of that lists an address in Sparks. Mail for the Tesla Gigafactory is delivered to 1 Electric Ave, Sparks, NV 89434. That probably means nothing. Tesla doesn’t build cars in Nevada. Does it?
Something is afoot in Sparks, that much is certain. So who is hiring people to build electric cars there? No one knows. If any of our readers applies and finds out more, please let us know. You could win a Gas2 merit badge or some other tchotchke we find in the back of the broom closet.