Technology: The CEO of Tesla, Elon Musk has laid off the 200 autopilot jobs and shut down the office in California. The majority of the employee was hourly workers on the other hand Musk said that he is planning to cut 10% of salaried staff and would be increasing hourly jobs.
Elon Musk has shown the exit doors to approximately 200 workers from its Autopilot team or driver-assistance feature Autopilot and closed the office in San Mateo, California. Most of them are tasked with labeling data to help train the company’s Autopilot Artificial Intelligence system. This type of work is important for developing Artificial intelligence systems but it is low-skilled and low-paid.
The cut off the employee at the Tesla after the Musk announcement, results in reducing tesla’s headcount by a total of 3.5%.
According to the report said, Tesla employs more than 1, 00,000 people. One of the fired employees Iain Abshier said on the LinkedIn post that he had a gut punch, that he would be included in the Tesla layoffs after just two weeks of work.
Another employee Robert Belovodskij said that he was notified that the offer he signed to come back to Tesla full-time has been “revoked due to the current hiring freeze and 10% workforce reduction”.
The tesla San Mateo office had a headcount of 276 employees from which 195 employees have been fired including data labelers, analysts, and supervisors, leaving 81 employees who will reportedly be relocated to another office.
CEO of Tesla, Elon Musk said that the company had 99,290 employees worldwide by the year of 2021 end, but the Tesla Chief executive Elon Musk had a super bad feeling about the US economy and Tesla was overstaffed as result to lay off.
The two former employees of the company have filed a complaint against the company and said that Tesla violated federal law by failing to provide 60 days notice before conducting a mass layoff. The sources told the publication that the workers were terminated based on their performances meanwhile the tesla would not be required to provide advanced notice of the termination.
In these years, many companies have turned up cheaper sources of labor in less developed countries to gather this type of input. Professor Raj Kumar, the Prof of electrical and computer engineering at Carnegie Mellon University said that the lay odd indicates that it has been pretty tough on the company due to the shutdown in Shanghai, raw material costs, and supply chain problems there have depressed the musk’s production there.