Elon Musk Explains Why SpaceX Only Hires Americans
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[Elon Musk Explains Why SpaceX Only Hires Americans]
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People here are from many different countries. You’re going interplanetary, but you’re not going international. When are you going to hire people from other countries than the U.S.?
Yeah, so I think people are a bit confused about this. Um.. unfortunately, this is not up to us. So the U.S. government regulations – well they make getting a job in the U.S. hard as it is – just getting a job is hard as it is, but if you’re working on rocket technology that’s considered an advanced weapons technology, so even a normal work visa is not sufficient, unless you get a special permission from the Secretary of Defense or the Secretary of State. So, I want to be clear. This is not out of some desire of SpaceX to just hire people with Greencards. It’s because we’re not allowed to do anything else.
I mean, I think this is not a wise thing for – it is not a wise policy for the U.S. because there’s so many talented people all around the world that we would love to have work at our company, but unless they somehow get a Greencard, we can’t – we’re just legally prevented from hiring anyone. But for example this is not the case at Tesla, Tesla where we’re about 25% of our engineering team is from outside the U.S. and maybe even 30% because we don’t have the ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) restriction. So I really wish we could do more – just our hands are tied.
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