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Elon Musk clarifies Tesla headcount only increasing this year after saying cuts would come to salaried employees


Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the company will be boosting headcount over the next year though salaried staff should be “fairly flat.”

Musk tweeted this shortly after a Reuters report on an email he sent late last week laying out that he had a “super bad feeling” about the economy and would need to cut about 10% of salaried staff. The email, which was sent to executives, also instructed them to “pause all hiring worldwide.”

In a separate email, Musk also clarified that "hourly headcount will increase."

"Note, this does not apply to anyone actually building cars, battery packs or installing solar," Musk wrote in the email.

Earlier this year, Tesla celebrated the grand opening of its headquarters at Giga Texas and Musk had touted how it’d bring thousands of jobs to Central Texas.

On Friday, President Joe Biden commented on Musk’s consideration of cuts to salaried staff and noted Ford’s investment in the Midwest of adding union employees and building electric vehicles.

“So, you know, lots of luck on his trip to the moon,” Biden said of Musk.


When Mach .925 is not enough: Elon Musk to upgrade his Gulfstream private jet


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.

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Valencia Hotel Group Presents Live Music & Longnecks - All Summer Long

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Live music and beer? Say no more. With a location in Austin, and others throughout Texas, the court hotels by the Valencia Hotel Group have a new offering for weekend stays: Live Music & Longnecks.

Enjoy live music all weekend long and check out the hotels’ state-of-the-art amenities between sets. Make a splash in the pool, enjoy outdoor fire pits, or challenge your friends in a yard game while enjoying a weekend full of live music! Did we mention the package includes deluxe accommodations and a bucket of beer? Oh, and if you needed more convincing, this pet-friendly hotel means the whole family can join in on the fun.

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