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Tesla Beefing Up Its Public, Government Relations Teams in China

  • China is an important market for world’s biggest maker of EVs
  • Hiring in contrast to U.S., where media team largely disbanded
A Tesla Inc. dealership in Shanghai, China.

A Tesla Inc. dealership in Shanghai, China.

Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

Tesla Inc. is hiring public and government relations staff in China as the world’s biggest car market becomes a more important source of income for the top electric-vehicle maker.

The Palo Alto, California-based company is seeking new hires in China’s large cities, as well as smaller hubs including Shijiazhuang in Hebei province near Beijing and Haikou, a port city that’s the capital of the island province of Hainan, according to a job advertisement that was confirmed by a company representative. The online ad didn’t specify how many people Tesla is looking for but the recruitment posting covers 10 cities.