Tesla Plans to Lay Off More Employees in California

Tesla plans to lay off an additional 601 employees in California, according to a notice to the state government, reports Reuters.

This move is part of a series of global job cuts that began a month ago. Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced on April 15 that the company would reduce its global workforce by more than 10%, which stood at over 140,000 in late 2023.

Several rounds of job cuts have occurred since then, as Musk aims to slash 20% of the company’s headcount, claim people familiar with the matter. Reuters has reported inaccurate information in the past so this 20% number is unconfirmed.

The latest layoff plan will affect employees at Tesla’s facilities in Palo Alto and Fremont, California, starting during the 14-day period beginning on June 20, 2024, according to Tesla’s Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN).

Last month, Tesla announced plans to lay off 6,020 people in California and Texas as part of the headcount reductions. The global job cuts also included 285 employees at its Buffalo, New York facilities, which house the labeling team for its Autopilot software and produce Supercharging equipment.