Tesla's delivery team gutted in recent job cuts

Last Updated: Feb 09 2019 13:03
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Tesla announced last month a second round of job cuts to rein in costs, one crucial department was particularly badly hit.

150 employees out of a team of about 230 were let go in January at the Las Vegas facility that gets tens of thousands of Model 3s into the hands of US and Canadian buyers, they said, in a sign the company expected the pace of deliveries to significantly slow in the near term.

Tesla has said its focus this quarter is on supplying cars to customers waiting in China and Europe.

"There are not enough deliveries," one of the former employees told Reuters. "You don't need a team because there are not that many cars coming through."

Tesla declined to comment on the job reductions in the delivery team. The company still has an undisclosed number of delivery personnel attached to other locations.