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Tesla cancels three June online hiring events for China


A Tesla store in Changzhou is shown here, April 20, 2022. China produced more than 50% of all the cars for Tesla globally, and contributed 25% to its revenues in 2021.

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TeslaThree online recruiting events in China cancelled this month. This is the latest move after Elon Musk, Chief Executive, threatened to cut jobs at Tesla. “overstaffed” in some areas.

Musk didn’t comment specifically about China staffing. China produced more than 50% of all the automobiles for Musk globally, and contributed 25% of its total revenue by 2021.

The company canceled the three events for positions in sales, R&D and its supply chain originally scheduled for June 16, 23 and 30, notifications on messaging app WeChat showed late on Thursday, without stating a reason.

Tesla declined to comment to Reuters’ request on Friday.

It was unclear if the notification of a June 9th event was visible, and it wasn’t immediately obvious if it was held as scheduled.

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China’s operation still accepts resume submissions for more than 1000 openings on the social networking platform. These include those in aerodynamics, supply chain management, store managers and factory supervisors.

Musk felt “super bad” about the economy last week, he stated in an email that was seen by Reuters.

Musk also sent an email Friday to employees, stating that Tesla will reduce its salaried workforce by 10%, because it has become “overstaffed” in many areas. However, he added that the hourly staff would rise.

The Chinese commercial hub started a severe impact on production at Tesla’s Shanghai plant. two-month Covid-19 lockdownEnded March

Musk’s predictions are wrong. Musk predicts that output will fall more than three-quarters this quarter.