Tesla has downsized by at least 14% this year after Elon Musk said layoffs would exceed 10% – EVOL

Tesla internal records viewed by CNBC suggest the company employs just over 121,000 people, including temporary workers. As of Dec. 31, Tesla had 140,473 employees worldwide, according to a filing, a number that includes hourly and salaried workers. CEO Elon Musk said in April that Tesla would be cutting more than 10% of its global workforce. Chief Technology Officer of X Elon Musk speaks onstage during the “Exploring the New Frontiers of Innovation: Mark Read in Conversation with Elon Musk” session at the Lumiere Theatre during the Cannes Lions International Festival Of Creativity 2024 – Day Three on June 19, 2024 in Cannes, France.  Richard Bord | Wireimage | Getty Images

Tesla’s hefty downsizing in 2023 has reduced its global head count to just over 121,000 people, including temporary workers, internal records suggest, indicating that the automaker has slashed more than 14% of its workforce so far this year.

The latest figure is not from precise payroll data, but from the number of people who are on Tesla’s “everybody” email distribution list as of June 17,



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