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Elon Musk Says Tesla Job Cuts Will Reduce Workforce by 3.5%

  • Tesla cutting salaried staff, expects hourly workforce to grow
  • Musk says need to build factories faster, assess supply chain
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WATCH: CEO Elon Musk says he plans to reduce Tesla’s salaried workforce by “roughly 10% over the next, probably, three months or so.”Source: Bloomberg
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Elon Musk confirmed the salaried workforce at Tesla Inc. would be cut by about 10% over the next three months, but said the overall reduction in the electric-car maker’s headcount would only be some 3.5% as hourly staff numbers are still expected to grow.

“We grew very fast on the salaried side,” Musk said in an interview with Bloomberg News Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait at the Qatar Economic Forum on Tuesday. “A year from now, I think our headcount will be higher” in salaried and hourly workers, but for now the reduction will be 3% to 3.5%, he said.