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Tesla lays off more than 10% of its workforce

Tesla will lay off more than 10% of its global electrical vehicle workforce.In a memo, first reported by news website Electrek, billionaire owner Elon Musk told staff there was nothing he hated more, "but it must be done".The world's largest auto-maker by market value had 140,473 employees globally as of December, according to its latest annual report.Tesla did not immediately respond to the BBC's request for comment."We have done a thorough review of the organisation and made the difficult decision to reduce our headcount by more than 10% globally," said the email from Mr Musk."There is nothing I hate more, but it must be done. This will enable us to be lean, innovative and hungry for the next growth phase cycle."A Tesla employee who had been told he was being let go told the BBC he had subsequently been locked out of his emails as had all other staff being laid off.
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