Thursday, 23 November, 2017

Confirmed: Tesla Did Fire 400 Employees Within The Past Week

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Laurie Berry | 16 October, 2017, 10:09

Though Tesla cited performance as the reason for the firings, the source told Reuters he was sacked in spite of never having been given a bad review. The electric carmaker is lagging behind its own production targets. The anonymous source didn't indicate exactly why there had been such a wave of firings across the company, but after reaching out to Tesla, The Drive has gotten a response that confirms the news and explains the situation from the company's standpoint.

The Palo Alto, California-based company confirmed the cuts in a Saturday statement, but didn't disclose how many of its 33,000 workers were jettisoned.

It said an estimated 400 to 700 workers, including engineers, managers and factory workers had been let go according to interviews with former and current Tesla employees. After the reviews, there were also a number of workers who received promotions and bonuses.

A recent Reuters report broke from within Tesla, revealing that almost 400 employees had been fired from the California automaker in the last week. Among other benefits, Liberty will offer to replace damaged Teslas that are deemed a total loss within the first year, according to the automaker's website.

Two key IS-affiliated leaders killed in Philippines
As many as 162 soldiers have been killed and more than 1,700 others were wounded in the operation by the security forces. This is on top of the Dollars 5-million reward offered by the United States for the Abu Sayyaf leader.

In addition, Tesla is under scrutiny by the National Labor Relations Board over factory worker complaints that the company has prevented their efforts to unionize. He also wants to increase production five-fold by 2018.

Tesla lashed out at The Wall Street Journal report by saying that the information was "fundamentally wrong and misleading". Despite the mass firings, Tesla is still looking to hire hundreds more workers.

On October 8, Musk tweeted a video of the Model 3 assembly line, showing automated robots working on the bare-metal body of a Model 3, which began shipping in the third quarter of this year.

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