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According to a report by Electrek, a spate of layoffs at Tesla could affect hourly workers, despite a company-wide email from Elon Musk on June 3 stating: “Tesla will cut salaried workers by 10% because we are overstaffed in many areas. have become.” On June 4, Musk tweeted That “[t]The overall workforce will increase, but pay should be fairly stable,” in response to a statement about Tesla’s staffing levels over the next 12 months.

The email went out to clarify the situation after Musk’s initial messages told company executives to cut workforces by a total of 10 percent and halt hiring globally because of his “super bad feeling” about the future. economy. Tesla did not respond to a request for comment; the company dissolved its public relations department in 2019 and has since failed to respond to media requests.

In other Musk-world news, SpaceX fired a number of employees linked to a letter criticizing Elon’s conduct, and in a Q&A session with Twitter employees, hinted at potential layoffs when/if he completes his takeover. , while he said the company “needs to become financially sound.

Electrek says his sources have confirmed layoffs, including payroll employees of Tesla’s sales and delivery teams in North America. At the same time, the company is managing a wave of quarter-end deliveries. This will come a day after also reported untrained employees from other departments such as sales have been brought in to assist with the service department to shorten the “next available appointment” window that vehicle owners see when scheduling service.

In a report by Reuters yesterday, it quoted Thinknum Alternative Data that tracked Tesla job openings and said they were down 32 percent since May and 14 percent since Musk’s first announcement. Reuters also spoke to a former Tesla employee in Texas who had been paid on an hourly basis for more than a year in Austin, Texas, who was told his job had been terminated.


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