After emailing employees about Tesla job cuts, Elon Musk says the company’s total headcount will increase
Elon Musk tweeted that “the total number of employees will go up” at Tesla and paid employees will remain “more or less flat.”
Musk’s comments came after the Tesla CEO sent an email to employees saying he would cut 10% of salaried jobs.
Tesla employed nearly 100,000 employees at the end of 2021.
After sending an email about job cuts to salaried employees, Tesla CEO Elon Musk appears to be retracting his comments in a reply tweet on Saturday, writing that the number of salaried employees may not change significantly.
The Twitter account @WholeMarsBlogWholeMarsBlog tweeted that the number of Tesla employees will increase over the next 12 months.
Musk replied that the total number of Tesla employees hired would rise, but that paid employees “should be fairly consistent.”
Musk did not say whether current paid employees will become hourly employees or whether new employees will be hired at Tesla.
Musk said he had a “very bad feeling” about the economy in a “Stop All Hiring Worldwide” email he sent to Tesla executives on Friday. As a result, Musk said he would need to cut 10% of salaried employees, Reuters reported.
Musk wrote that the number of hourly employees at Tesla will increase. The Tesla CEO said the memo does not apply to anyone who “makes cars, batteries, or works to install solar energy,” Reuters reported.
Two days ago, Musk sent a memo to his executive staff asking them to return to the office or resign, Electric reported.
Tesla employed 100,000 people by the end of last year, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission report.
A Tesla spokesperson did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
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