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WeWork is hiring at least 50 people in Edison, New Jersey, to work at a new 200,000-square-foot manufacturing facility, according to job postings.
The jobs appear aimed at creating a manufacturing operation from the ground up, including roles in technical operations, supply chain management, quality assurance, human resources, and finance.
In a departure from its focus on technology, the company will make modular glass and aluminum systems.
WeWork has been preparing to go public, which turned into a rocky process as the company’s lofty valuation and corporate governance comes under fire.
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WeWork has already expanded its business lines from managing trendy workspaces for entrepreneurs to overseeing co-living facilities, a school, gyms, and more.

Now, the company is gearing up to be a manufacturer of the actual glass and aluminum parts used in its signature interiors, with a 200,000-square-foot facility located 35 miles from its New York City headquarters.

The company is seeking to hire at least 50 people to work in roles ranging from furnace operator to manufacturing director in Edison, New Jersey, per recent job postings on LinkedIn. The new hires will work in a new facility with “state-of-the-art” equipment, per the job postings. The company’s design aesthetic relies heavily on glass and aluminum to partition rooms.

Moving into manufacturing represents a big pivot from WeWork’s positioning as a tech company that does real estate. The manufacturing plant build-out comes as WeWork parent The We Company prepares to go public, a rocky process that’s seen questions about the company’s leadership, conflicts of interest, and basic business model.

The company has been trying to pivot to partnerships with landlords over signing traditional long-term leases, and has also flagged helping other companies design office spaces as a potential way to help narrow wide losses.

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Source:: Business Insider

      

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