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Was on chat with RIVN support last night asking for update on next events- their response:


<Mobile Drives are soon to come in Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and more! Unfortunately, we don’t have specific dates. These cities are listed alphabetically not the order they will launch in. We are launching these events as quickly as our infrastructure and footprint allow.>

so, the remaining cities in this list are Chicago, Dallas, Denver- at least that’s my understanding.

if you are in one of these cities- check permitting for Rivian. They will likely have pulled permits over last 12 months. A C of O permit will mean they are close to launching. I’m going by 2 possible Denver service locations today to snoop.

heres a link to permits found so far:

 

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I'm in Portland and wonder if I'll get an invite to the Seattle event. I'd likely drive up for it, assuming I can get the family to buy in for a three + hour drive.

As a secondary topic/way to look into deliveries and service centers, check Rivian's job postings in your area. Here in Portland, there's a 'Field Specialist' and a 'Field Service Technician.' It's unlikely that the service center will open in the near future, but hopefully there will be some deliveries start in early '22.
 

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As a secondary topic/way to look into deliveries and service centers, check Rivian's job postings in your area. Here in Portland, there's a 'Field Specialist' and a 'Field Service Technician.'
I wonder if Rivian is having trouble hiring qualified local staff as the sales and service network is built out? Lots of other companies across a wide range of industries are struggling with that issue right now, don't see any reason why Rivian would be immune to it, and qualified BEV service techs are probably in high demand not plentiful to begin with. The "Field Specialists" are probably glorified car sales people and also may not be easy attract in this job market, particularly because I bet Rivian is looking for a particular type of person for that role (doubt they want the old dudes I see standing around on the Ram/Dodge/Chrysler lot down the road looking like vultures waiting for their next meal). Wonder if that is (or will be) yet another factor contributing to the somewhat slower than expected rollout of deliveries in some areas...
 

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I wonder if Rivian is having trouble hiring qualified local staff as the sales and service network is built out? Lots of other companies across a wide range of industries are struggling with that issue right now, don't see any reason why Rivian would be immune to it, and qualified BEV service techs are probably in high demand not plentiful to begin with. The "Field Specialists" are probably glorified car sales people and also may not be easy attract in this job market, particularly because I bet Rivian is looking for a particular type of person for that role (doubt they want the old dudes I see standing around on the Ram/Dodge/Chrysler lot down the road looking like vultures waiting for their next meal). Wonder if that is (or will be) yet another factor contributing to the somewhat slower than expected rollout of deliveries in some areas...
At the moment they are using their staff from all over the US. One of the events in Cali had reps from Mass.
 
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