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Rivian Cuts 6% of Workforce, Spares Blue Collar Workers

A Rivian R1T electric truck

A Rivian R1T electric truck

Photographer: Jamie Kelter Davis/Bloomberg
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Rivian Automotive Inc. is reducing its headcount by 6% in a cost-savings measure, but sparing assembly line workers at its sole operational plant in Normal, Illinois, from the cutbacks. 

The startup electric-vehicle maker is notifying staff impacted by the belt-tightening measure on Wednesday, according to a memo viewed by Bloomberg. It said the move targeted employees across the Irvine, California-based company, except for “manufacturing jobs in Normal.”