Action at half mast, criticism against Elon Musk: Tesla licenses again

As in the course of 2022, Tesla is preparing a new wave of layoffs. The manufacturer wants to save money and punishes critics against Elon Musk.

In June 2022, Tesla made the controversial decision to lay off 10% of its workforce. A decision following a “bad feeling” from Elon Musk. Since then, the manufacturer had relaunched recruitment, in particular of subcontractors and freelancers.

But a new cycle is opening for the firm and it has already announced a hiring freeze. The result will inevitably be a new wave of layoffs. It is our colleagues from Electrek who have this new plan.

This should happen in the first quarter of 2023, but it is not known how long the frost will last. This decision could depend on the price of Tesla shares, which will continue to fall due to Elon Musk and the takeover of Twitter.

Tesla has so far managed to follow the trends of the American stock market. But since mid-September, NASDAQ companies have been stable, unlike Tesla. In three months, the value of the shares of the electric car firm has halved.

Elon Musk also fires employees who criticize him

But the industrial situation of the company does not seem to be the only reason for these layoffs. According to Bloomberg, Tesla also decided to fire two employees for questioning Musk’s decisions.

Such a situation had already occurred at SpaceX, Elon Musk’s other company. According to Bloomberg, it also happened within the brand of electric cars of the whimsical billionaire.

“Tesla likely fired two California employees in violation of labor laws”, according to Bloomberg, citing the employees’ lawyers. These were discarded “for being part of a larger group discussing and writing letters criticizing CEO Elon Musk. »

The letter in question criticized Musk’s tweets and expressed concern about their impact on Tesla. Well-founded concerns, since the value of the firm depends on what its CEO does and says.

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