Tesla's 10% staff cuts have kicked off, with ex-employees confirming on LinkedIn that they've been laid off
Elon Musk, Tesla's CEO, said earlier this month that the company would cut 10% of staff. Job cutsappear to have started, with Tesla staffers saying on LinkedIn that they've been laid off.
Tesla has begun to trim its workforce in earnest after CEO Elon Musk announced earlier this month that he planned to cut 10% of staff as he had a "super bad feeling" about the economy.
On Wednesday morning, Insider found 11 LinkedIn posts from Tesla employees who said they'd been laid off as part of the cut.
The LinkedIn posts show that Tesla has begun cutting its workforce, which stood at 100,000 employees at the end of 2021, a Securities and Exchange Commission filing said.
The LinkedIn posts came from a range of people across the company, including a project lead, a CGI animation lead, staff trainers, and a regional warehouse manager.
The Tesla staffers posting on LinkedIn appeared to have a range of experience at the company. The CGI animation lead said in his post that he had worked at the company for 6 1⁄2 years.
"I am saddened to go," he wrote, adding, "I truly did enjoy my job, and I am proud of the work that I've produced."
After saying the company would cut 10% of salaried staff, Musk confusingly said its total head count would increase, and that salaried staff would be "fairly flat."
Tesla did not immediately respond when contacted by Insider for comment.
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