Tesla increases layoffs in the US and seeks voluntary job reductions at Giga Berlin.

Tesla has announced plans to lay off more workers in the U.S. and is also seeking voluntary departures in Germany. The layoffs in Texas were discovered through the U.S. Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act, which requires companies with over 100 workers to announce layoffs and planned closings 60 days in advance.

Meanwhile, at its factory in Grünheide, Germany, Tesla is aiming to make job cuts through a voluntary program rather than involuntary layoffs. These job cuts are part of Tesla’s larger efforts to reduce its global workforce by over 10 percent.

As of the end of 2023, Tesla had nearly 23,000 workers at Giga Texas, representing around 3 percent of the German factory’s workforce. Tesla is currently in discussions with its works council regarding the job cuts.

Jörg Steinbach, the Economic Minister of the state of Brandenburg, has described the job cuts as “comparatively moderate” in light of Tesla’s efforts to reduce its global workforce. Giga Berlin, Tesla’s factory in Germany, currently employs around 12,500 workers.

In response to the claims, Tesla has refuted the assertions, stating that they have “no basis whatsoever.” The overall situation highlights the company’s focus on efficiency and its ongoing efforts to adapt to market conditions.

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