Tesla told employees it will cut about 9 percent of its workforce, trimming mostly salaried positions.
Since the start of the year, Tesla has added roughly 8,000 jobs and currently employs approximately 46,000 workers. Through this reorganization, it will shed about 4,100 jobs.
In mid-May, Tesla CEO Elon Musk had warned the company was undertaking a “thorough reorganization” and that it would flatten its management structure.
“To be clear, Tesla will still continue to hire outstanding talent in critical roles as we move forward and there is still a significant need for additional production personnel,” Musk said in a letter to employees on Tuesday. “I also want to emphasize that we are making this hard decision now so that we never have to do this again.”