Tesla Cutting Contractors from Fremont, Nevada Factories

Electric vehicle and solar energy manufacturer Tesla has experienced a number of problems due to the coronavirus outbreak. First, their supply chain in China went through a brief disruption. Then, they had to shut down their Fremont, California factory. While these hurdles were difficult to overcome, the challenges aren’t over for Tesla.

According to a recent article by CNBC, Tesla plans to dismiss contractors from factories in both California and Nevada. The workforce cuts are predicted to impact hundreds of employees. The central vehicle factory located in Fremont, California will be affected. So will the company’s Gigafactory in Nevada. While the focus of these two facilities differs, both expect to cut employees due to the coronavirus outbreak in the United States.

It’s important to note that at this stage, employees affected by the cuts are those under contract. As of now, there is no word of Tesla’s plans to perform similar cuts on full-time Tesla employees. Still, the contractor cuts will surely impact a significant portion of Tesla’s workforce in the United States. Because the cuts are a result of dangerous work conditions, contracted employees were informed that the action had nothing to do with their quality of work.

Tesla continues to navigate the coronavirus outbreak in North America and elsewhere. They’ve begun manufacturing ventilators for hospitals. They’ve also implemented new safety measures to keep employees safe and healthy.