Tesla fires 400 in a week, after claiming 'production bottlenecks'

Tesla fires 400 in a week, after claiming 'production bottlenecks'

Despite the mass firings, Tesla is still looking to hire hundreds of workers.

With the early months of Tesla Model 3 sales remaining at numbers lower than those promised by CEO Elon Musk, owners and advocates eagerly consume any news about electric-car maker Tesla to figure out what's happening.

"Like all companies, Tesla conducts an annual performance review during which a manager and employee discuss the results that were achieved", the spokesperson said. He worked at Tesla for almost four years, and said he heard about 60 other workers in his section of the factory were dismissed. The company delivered 220 Model 3 sedans and produced 260 during the third quarter.

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Estimates from the San Jose Mercury News, who interviewed current employees, suggested between 400 and 700 workers lost their jobs.

Meanwhile, a Tesla representative said the dismissals would not have an effect on Model 3 production and that a "vast majority" of the vacant positions would be filled with new hires.

Including other models, Tesla expects to make about 100,000 cars this year. Employees said the firings have lowered morale through many departments. The automaker said the dismissals were due to its latest company-wide review, adding that they were performance-based rather than layoffs.

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The launch of InsureMyTesla in the U.S. comes after CEO Elon Musk took issue with reports earlier this year that insurer AAA was raising rates to insure Tesla vehicles in some markets, citing high claim frequencies and costs.

In an absurd demonstration of Musk's freaky management style, the company said the mass terminations have "generally boosted worker morale", as high-performing employees have been rewarded.it was unclear what the 700 layoffs, pardon, exit events did to worker morale.

"It's no secret that Tesla's Model 3 development and ramp-up for production has been derailed", Harley said to the Mercury News. The total order to Model 3 has reached 455 thousand.

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