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Tesla Cuts 200 Autopilot Workers as California Site Closes

  • Most affected positions were hourly data annotation roles
  • CEO Musk has said 10% of salaried employees would lose jobs
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Tesla Lays Off Hundreds of Autopilot Employees
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Tesla Inc. laid off hundreds of workers on its Autopilot team as the electric-vehicle maker shuttered a California facility, according to people familiar with the matter.

Most of the roughly 200 people let go were hourly workers, the people said late Tuesday, a surprise given that Tesla previously disclosed headcount reductions targeted at salaried positions. As recently as last week, Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk outlined a plan to boost hourly jobs.