Tesla CEO Elon Musk sent an email to executives saying the automaker needs to cut about 10% of salaried staff and pause hiring, according to a report by Reuters.
Musk sent the email Thursday, saying he has a "super bad feeling" about the economy. It comes as Tesla has a slew of openings for positions in IT, engineering, manufacturing and other roles at its headquarters in southeast Travis County.
Musk has previously promised thousands of jobs at Giga Texas. In documents filed with local government entities, Tesla said it would hire at least 5,000 to work at the factory, and tweeted in March 2021 that the company would need more than 10,000 people at the site through 2022.
Tesla’s annual SEC filing showed that 100,000 people were employed at Tesla and its subsidiaries at the end of 2021.
Musk has announced cuts before, like in 2018 when he told employees the company would need to let go of about 9% of its workforce.At that time, Musk had sent a letter saying, “I also want to emphasize that we are making this hard decision now so that we never have to do this again.”
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Elon Musk has placed an order for a new, top-of-the-line private jet: a Gulfstream G700, Austonia has learned. Delivery is expected in early 2023.
Billed as offering “the most spacious cabin in history,” the aircraft seats 19 and soars above the rest of us at up to 51,000 feet. Base price: $78 million.
The Gulfstream G700 was awarded the 2022 International Yacht & Aviation Award for excellence in cabin design this year. (Gulfstream)
According to the Gulfstream website, the G700 can fly up to 7,500 nautical miles without refueling, enough range to fly nonstop from Austin to Hong Kong. Powered by two Rolls-Royce engines, it has its own Wi-Fi system, 20 oval windows measuring 28” x 21”, and two lavatories.
The sweet new ride will replace his current top-of-line private jet: a 2015 Gulfstream G650, the aircraft that has been made somewhat famous by the automated @elonjet Twitter account, which tracks and reports his personal aircraft’s movements using public data.
Landed in Austin, Texas, US. Apx. flt. time 44 Mins. pic.twitter.com/jZ7HI0i4iV
— ElonJet (@ElonJet) June 24, 2022
Musk has repeatedly championed “free speech” as a guiding ethic in his planned purchase of Twitter. Last December, Musk offered the teenager who built the @elonjet tracker $50,000 to shut it down, citing security concerns. It’s still up.
According to the @elonjet account, Musk’s jet last traveled to Austin, where it’s been since June 23. The associated data says that his flight to Austin burned $2,573 worth of aviation fuel and discharged 4 tons of carbon dioxide.
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