Tesla fires 229 staff from autopilot team, shuts San Mateo office

The layoffs are part of the 10 per cent reduction in salaried workforce that Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced last month. Tesla started laying off salaried employees after Musk’s announcement, which would result in reducing Tesla’s total headcount by roughly 3.5 pc.
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SAN FRANCISCO: Elon Musk-run Tesla has laid off 229 annotation employees from its Autopilot team and closed one of its offices in the US.

As per a regulatory filing in California state, Tesla had laid off workers from its San Mateo office that employed 276 workers.

The remaining 47 employees may be sent to work in Tesla’s Buffalo Autopilot office, according to the report.

“Most of the workers were in moderately low-skilled, lowwage jobs, such as Autopilot data labelling, which involves determining if Tesla’s algorithm identified an object well or poorly,” the report added. The layoffs are part of the 10 per cent reduction in salaried workforce that Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced last month. Tesla started laying off salaried employees after Musk’s announcement, which would result in reducing Tesla’s total headcount by roughly 3.5 pc.

Tesla employs over 1,00,000 people across its facilities. A team of lawyers representing former Tesla employees, who were laid off last month, have sought emergency protection from a US court for the fired workers. In a motion filed in the US District Court for the W District of Texas, the lawyers asked the judge “to restrict Tesla’s ability to continue seeking releases from employees in exchange for one week of severance”.

Tesla employs over 1,00,000 people. A team of lawyers representing ex Tesla staff, laid off last month, have sought emergency protection from a US court for the fired workers

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