Tesla axes nearly 200 California office jobs

The affected employees were working on analyzing data from the driver assistance system called Autopilot.

BY AFP

The American manufacturer of electric vehicles Tesla closed an office in San Mateo, in the state of California (western), thus cutting around 200 jobs from its workforce, several US media reported.

Contacted by AFP, Tesla did not immediately confirm this information.

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The affected employees were working on analyzing data from the driver assistance system called Autopilot.

Most were hourly-paid employees, according to the Bloomberg agency. According to the specialized site TechCrunch, the 81 members of the San Mateo team who have retained their position will be transferred to the Buffalo plant in New York (in the eastern United States).

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Tesla’s boss, tycoon Elon Musk, said last week during a speech at an economic summit in Qatar that 10% of his group’s full-time jobs would be cut in the next three months, but that the number of employees paid per hour would increase.

Tesla had almost 100,000 employees worldwide at the end of 2021.

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