Elon Musk announced global job cuts in Tesla staff, Singapore country manager fired

Earlier in June, Elon Musk the CEO of Tesla Inc. had declared that the electric vehicle maker would be cutting global jobs. On Saturday, Singapore country manager Christopher Bousigues announced on social media that his role had been “eliminated.”

Christopher Bousigues’ LinkedIn profile mentioned that he was a country manager for Singapore. He had been in the role for over a year,. In a post on the social media app, on Saturday, he said, “Tesla announced a 10 percent of workforce reduction. My role was chosen to be eliminated as of today.”

He listed his achievements with Tesla including his role as the first country manager of Singapore, since June 2021 and thanked many. He is expected to return to Europe as he had only moved to Singapore to take up the role of Tesla’s first country manager in the island-nation. Operations in Singapore are expected to be overseen by Tesla’s office in Hong Kong.

Elon Musk had earlier mentioned about 10 percent job cuts at Tesla. In his memo to company employees he also said that there would be a reduction in salaried headcount and that Tesla was “overstaffed in many areas.”

He had mentioned that he had a “super bad feeling” about the economy, in an email to executives that was seen by Reuters. The outlet reported that Tesla and its subsidiaries employed nearly 100,000 people at the end of last year, as per its annual filing at the SEC.

The billionaire had been warning that there would be a recession from a few weeks but his recent email where he mentioned a hiring freeze as well as staff reductions at Tesla was his most direct message as the head of the electric vehicle company.

Much earlier, the billionaire had also warned Tesla staff that they had to return to regular work. CEO Elon Musk spoke of removing the remote option and wanted Tesla staff to attend office or to pursue other opportunities if they were uncomfortable returning to office.

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