Article 3S596 Tesla lays off thousands of workers in corporate restructuring

Tesla lays off thousands of workers in corporate restructuring

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Timothy B. Lee
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Tesla is cutting nine percent of its workforce, CEO Elon Musk announced today in a memo to staff.

"We are a small company in one of the toughest and most competitive industries on Earth," Musk wrote. He argued that cost cutting was necessary to turn Tesla into a sustainably profitable company.

The layoffs are "almost entirely" in salaried positions and won't impact Tesla's efforts to increase Model 3 production, Musk said.

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