Startup teases new recruits with Tesla Model 3


Tesla Model 3

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Imagine your first day at scientific instruments manufacturer Practichem: You're issued a company badge, a laptop, and... a Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] Model 3.

That's what the Raleigh, North Carolina startup is promising new employees. The company is looking to recruit 10 new employees and, according to the News & Observer, it will sweeten the deal by leasing them new Model 3s.

The company's existing 15 employees won't miss out, however. Practichem CEO Nick DeMarco says he plans to lease Model 3s for them as well.

Tesla Model 3 design prototype - March 2016

Tesla Model 3 design prototype - March 2016

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That said, Practichem's current and future employees will need to be patient. The Model 3 isn't expected to be available for at least a year and a half, and even then there is what is probably the longest waiting list ever for a new car.

Practichem says it sees similarities between its own firm and Tesla, which is what prompted it to offer up Model 3s as a company perk. For one, the instruments the tech startup makes cost about the same as a Model 3—$35,000. Additionally, DeMarco told the newspaper that his investors wholeheartedly supported the idea.

"This is probably the most cost-effective way to do good recruiting, much cheaper than using ... headhunters,” he said in an interview."

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