Tesla (TSLA) lays off more employees, and hourly ones this time despite Elon Musk’s comments

by Fred Lambert

Tesla has started another wave of layoffs, and this time it also includes hourly workers instead of just salaried employees like CEO Elon Musk claimed.

He even stated that “hourly headcount will increase.”

However, we can now confirm that Tesla is also laying off hourly workers across its organization.

Sources familiar with the matter confirmed to Electrek that Tesla started another wave of layoffs yesterday that included many salaried employees in its sales and delivery teams across North America.

After Gigafactory Shanghai was shut down for a significant part of the quarter, the automaker finds itself having to deliver more vehicles at the end of the quarter in order to compensate.