(Reuters) – Luxury electric car builder Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) dismissed about 400 employees this week, including associates, group leaders and supervisors, a former worker told Reuters on Friday.
The dismissals were a outcome of a company-wide annual review, Tesla pronounced in an emailed statement, but confirming a series of employees withdrawal a company.
“It’s about 400 people trimming from associates to group leaders to supervisors. We don’t know how high adult it went,” pronounced a former employee, who worked on a public line and did not wish to be identified.
Though Tesla cited opening as a reason for a firings, a source told Reuters he was dismissed in annoy of never carrying been given a bad review.
The Palo Alto, California-based association pronounced progressing in a month that “production bottlenecks” had left Tesla behind a designed ramp-up for a new Model 3 mass-market sedan.
The association delivered 220 Model 3 sedans and constructed 260 during a third quarter. In July, it began prolongation of a Model 3, that starts during $35,000 – half a starting cost of a Model S.
Mercury News had progressing reported about a banishment of hundreds of employees by Tesla in a past week.
Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru and Alexandria Sage in San Francisco; Editing by Andrew Hay