Tesla, Inc. confirmed on Saturday that they fired their employees after annual performance reviews. The specific numbers of fired workers were not announced. However, it is estimated to be in between of 400 to 700 workers, according to Mercury News, a San Jose-based news media.
The cut came unexpectedly before the new Model 3 sedan production. The majority of employees who lost their jobs are in sales, manufacturing operations, and administrative departments.
Before the cut, Tesla, Inc. has approximately 33,000 employees. Currently, there is are over 450,000 customers on the waiting list for Model 3, so the automaker company has been under a lot of pressure.
After the reviews, some workers received bonuses and promotions. Tesla is currently hiring and there are over hundreds of positions open.
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