Tesla goes ahead with China hiring event after Elon Musk job warning

Tesla was proceeding with an online hiring event in China on Thursday

and added two dozen new job postings for the country,

a week after Elon Musk threatened job cuts at the electric car maker

and said the company was "overstaffed" in some areas.

Tesla (TSLA.O) plans to hold the event online starting from 7 p.m. Shanghai time (1100 GMT) and will

recruit staff for "smart manufacturing" roles, according to an online post.

Tesla has 224 current openings in China for managers and engineers under that category,

according to a separate post on its WeChat account, 24 of which were newly posted on June 9.

Among the posted positions are managers and engineers to supervise the operation of its

6,000-ton die casting machines known as Giga Press, one of the world's biggest.