Elon Musk’s transport and tunneling-focused startup, The Boring Company, is recruiting for engineering and operations roles in Austin, Texas — an indicator that the firm is looking to begin a new project in the area.What Happened: The infrastructure-focused firm praised the Texan city’s geology in a tweet — saying it provided “one of the best soils for tunneling –” as it announced, “Austin jobs now available.”> Rumor has it that “Austin Chalk” is geologically one of best soils for tunneling. Want to find out? Austin jobs now available.https://t.co/imlQMDfprJ> > — The Boring Company (@boringcompany) November 9, 2020The half dozen roles in Austin span from electrical engineer to staff accountant.Why It Matters: Musk’s Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) is building a Gigafactory to manufacture the Cybertruck and Semi as well as Model 3 and Model Y vehicles in Austin. The factory could employ up to 15,000 people, according to the Austin Business Journal. In September, the automaker was also looking to employ video game engineers and infotainment software developers in Austin.There is no clarity on whether the Boring Company is in talks with local officials regarding a tunneling project or if such a future project is connected to the Gigafactory.See Also: Elon Musk’s Boring Company Launches New Challenge To ‘Beat The Snail’Photo courtesy: Steve Jurvetson via FlickrSee more from Benzinga * Click here for options trades from Benzinga * Eli Lilly’s Antibody Treatment For COVID-19 Gets FDA Emergency Use Authorization * Boeing 737 MAX Jets Could Be Ungrounded Next Week: Report(C) 2020 Benzinga.com. Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.