Tesla’s Phoenix solar energy center has just cut back on its employees, laying off 58 workers, according to the Phoenix Business Journal.
The layoffs at the Phoenix solar energy center, which is located around 40th Street and Broadway Road, are part of Tesla’s larger plan to cut jobs. The Palo Alto, California-based company, known best for manufacturing electric cars and solar panels, made an announcement regarding layoffs last month. Elon Musk, Tesla CEO, announced that approximately seven percent of the overall Tesla workforce would be cut. This amounts to more than 3,000 of the company’s 45,000 workers.
This comes a year after Musk said that their workforce had grown by about 30 percent, according to internal emails that CNBC published. In October, Tesla had its third profitable quarter since it went public eight years ago, making $311 million in profit.
Other Tesla plants have also begun to lay off workers. In California, over 800 Bay Area employees were recently notified of layoffs. Employees in a battery plant in Reno, Nevada, were also informed that they would be laid off. Some have also reported that the company will begin to implement rolling layoffs by March 20.