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Tesla Motors has already started putting out calls for the thousands of workers it will need at its massive Gigafactory outside of Reno, Nevada. Now, Fisker Karma Automotive is doing the same for its not-as-massive plant being built in the state next door. To a smaller extent, of course.

Karma, which used to make the high-end Karma extended-range plug-in when it was still Fisker, is planning a job fair for prospective workers in Southern California's Inland Empire east of Los Angeles, according to local paper the Press-Enterprise. Specifically, Karma's job fair will take place October 10 in Moreno Valley. The company will pay as much as $26 an hour to fill its positions, and the automaker needs everything from welders to painters to fabricators, oh my.

This isn't Karma's first job fair this year. This summer, the company did the same in an effort to hire about three-dozen people. The automaker didn't specify how many people it was looking hire this time out.

Moreno Valley, which is about 60 miles east of Los Angeles, is where Karma is building a 556,000-square-foot factory in its return to action after about three years being out of business. The company, which is now based in Costa Mesa, CA, has said it was looking to bring in about 150 for its new factory. Fisker went bankrupt in 2013 after building about 2,600 of its Karma PHEVs. China-based Wanxiang bought Fisker out of bankruptcy early last year for $149.2 million. There were rumors that the company would rename the Karma vehicle the Elux, but there is no mention of that name on the new Karma Automotive website.

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