Tesla Inc. announced Tuesday it would cut 9% workers across the company in an effort to reduce costs and help the electric car maker become profitable. According to CNBC Telsa currently, employees around 46 000 workers and has added 8000 since the start of 2018. The reorganisation would see over 3000 jobs shed although mostly salaried positions and not those workers working on production lines.
“These cuts were almost entirely made from our salaried population and no production associates were included, so this will not affect our ability to reach Model 3 production targets in the coming months,” the company’s founder Elon Musk tweeted Tuesday afternoon.
In May, Musk announced that he was reorganising the company by “flattening the management structure” with the goal of improving “communication, combining functions where sensible and trimming activities that are not vital to the success of our mission.” Tesla previously cut jobs in October after its annual performance reviews where around 700 people were let go.
Musk published in the full the email he sent to employees on Twitter.
Difficult, but necessary Tesla reorg underway. My email to the company has already leaked to media. Here it is unfiltered: pic.twitter.com/4LToWoxScx
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 12, 2018
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