More salaried Tesla employees announce they have been laid off as part of planned job cuts

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After Elon Musk announced that Tesla plans to cut some of its salaried workforce, more employees have come forward to say they have been laid off this week.

The first to announce he was let go was Tesla Singapore country manager Christopher Bousigues, who posted a positive message on his LinkedIn account, but had a few choice words for his former boss on Twitter.

Since then nearly one dozen salaried employees have made similar announcements, based on a review of their LinkedIn accounts by Business Insider.

One of those was Tesla’s CGI Animation Lead, James Foreman, who had worked at the company for over six years. Foreman said in his post that he is “saddened to go,” noting that he “truly enjoyed [his] job” and that he was “proud of the work” he had produced.

Insider didn’t share the names of any other employees that they uncovered during their review, but said the positions included project leads, staff trainers, and a regional warehouse manager.

Drive Tesla is also aware of several positions being cut this week in the Solar Roof division.

Despite these job cuts, Tesla’s overall headcount will actually be increasing in the coming months, according to Musk. That is because the company will be adding more hourly workers to its payroll, while the number of salaried workers would remain “fairly flat,” Musk explained.

As of the most recent 10-K filing with the SEC, Tesla had 99,290 employees as of December 31, 2021, an increase of over 40% compared to the previous year when it had 70,757 employees at the end of 2020.

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