Tesla set to cut thousands of jobs

The American car manufacturer will cut several thousand jobs because of the crisis affecting the automotive industry.

This is information that was communicated a few days ago by the Reuters news agency. Tesla is about to cut more than 10,000 jobs in the world, because of the crisis affecting the automotive sector. Weakened by the various shortages and delivery delays, the American firm chain of disappointments, like other manufacturers.

Elon Musk’s ‘bad feelings’

It is by e-mail that Tesla salaried executives were informed of the news. According to information reported by Reuters, the subject of the email was: “Pause in recruitments all over the world”. In this email, Elon Musk explains that the various economic forecasts are not goodand that he has “a bad feeling” on the development of the brand in the coming months. The words of the CEO of Tesla confirm that the electric car brand is going through a difficult period. The various confinements in the world and the shortage of semiconductors have strongly penalized the manufacturer.

It should also be noted that Tesla had to operate several thousand recalls of its vehicles last April. A news that has also weakened the image of the brand, especially in China.

A difficult period which will therefore lead Tesla to separate from its collaborators. The management of the car brand plans to cut 10% of the workforce. That is 10,000 positions out of the 100,000 that the manufacturer has worldwide.

Tesla and telecommuting

In addition to the announcement of job cuts at Tesla, the atmosphere in the American company was marked by the directives on telework. In a first email sent to executives, Elon Musk indicates that he no longer wishes to authorize telework in his company. The CEO of Tesla explains: ” Iand telecommuting is not now more acceptable. Everyone at Tesla is required to spend a minimum of 40 hours in the office per week.” A wording that would have irritated many employees internally.

Behind the subject of teleworking, Elon Musk denounces the lack of ingenuity of its executives. According to him, Tesla employees are not innovative. Elon Musk justifies his position in the following way: The older you are, the more visible your presence should be. That’s why I lived so long in the factory – so that those working on the line could see me working alongside them. If I hadn’t done that, Tesla would have gone bankrupt a long time ago. »

The situation has therefore been particularly tense at Tesla in recent days. Especially since the stock market continues to fall, with a loss of 27% since the beginning of the year.

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