Tesla founder and slim director Elon Musk believes his electric car company needs a 10% cut in workforce worldwide. This is what he has written in an internal email to which the Reuters agency has had access and in which he says he has a “super bad feeling” about the economy, without specifying whether he is referring to that of his company, the United States or the global economy. Although he does not make a firm announcement about this workforce reduction, he does anticipate that it has paralyzed hiring around the world.
In fact, the email has the subject line “Pause in hiring worldwide” and is addressed to Tesla executives. In it he advances that he believes that the electric car firm needs that 10% cut in staff. At the end of 2021, the company had 99,290 employees worldwide, according to the report submitted to US authorities.
In another email published this week, Musk warned his employees to spend at least 40 hours a week in the office. “Everyone at Tesla is required to spend at least 40 hours a week in the office. If you don’t show up, we’ll assume you’ve resigned,” he wrote.
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