299 employees fired by Tesla from Autopilot team, shuts office


A 10% of reduction in Tesla Workforce, declared by Elon Musk, Tesla and SpaceX’s owner.

In addition to close one of its American locations, Tesla let go of 229 key staff members who worked on the Autopilot project. According to a regulatory filing in the US state of California that TechCrunch was able to view, the Elon Musk-run Tesla had fired 276 employees from its San Mateo location.

According to the article, Tesla’s Buffalo Autopilot office may hire the remaining 47 staff members.

The majority of the workers were employed in somewhat low-skilled, low-paying occupations like Autopilot data labeling, which entails verifying whether Tesla’s computer correctly detected an object.
Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, had announced a 10% decrease in the paid personnel, which includes the layoffs.

Following Musk’s announcement, Tesla began firing paid staff members, which would result in a 3.5% reduction in the company’s overall personnel.
Over 100,000 individuals work for Tesla at all of its locations.

Former Tesla employees who were let off last month have been given emergency protection from a US court, according to a group of attorneys representing them.

The plaintiffs claimed that when there were layoffs, the corporation did not give the requisite 60 days’ notice as required by federal law.

Along with more than 500 other employees, John Lynch and Daxton Hartsfield from Tesla’s Gigafactory 2 in Nevada State in the US were asked to leave last month.