By Russ Wiles | Arizona Republic
Buoyed by the successful launch of its high-end electric cars and emboldened by industry awards, Lucid Motors’ Arizona employee count is growing and the company is seeking more help from the state in workforce training and other areas.
Hiring is proceeding as planned, and the company said it is pleased with the quality of workers here.
“More than 2,000 people are now employed by Lucid in Arizona,” Mike Boike, Lucid’s senior director of manufacturing, told The Arizona Republic. The bulk of those jobs are at the company’s expanding factory near Interstate 8. “We continue to ramp up production in Casa Grande and will increase hiring.”
That employment number is more than double the approximately 700 workers who were at the plant when the first cars rolled off the line in late September.