Elon Musk says Telsa will increase workforce days after sending resignation email

Tesla’s workforce is set to rise in the coming year, Elon Musk said Saturday — despite an earlier report that he planned to cut spending at his company amid concerns about the economy.

“Total workforce will increase, but salaried [sic] should be fairly flat, “Musk tweeted in response to a Twitter account that predicted Tesla’s workforce would increase over the next 12 months.

The multi-billionaire’s tweet came two days after he emailed Tesla employees that he has “a really bad feeling” about the state of the U.S. economy and that he is about 10% of the electric car maker’s workforce. had to be fired, Reuters reported Friday.

Tesla representatives were not immediately available for comment.

The company employs nearly 100,000 people.

Shares of Tesla closed 9.2% lower on Friday.

FILE - Tesla CEO Elon Musk attends the opening of the Tesla factory Berlin Brandenburg in Gruenheide, Germany on Tuesday, March 22, 2022.  and its $44 billion bid to buy the social media platform.  Of the two, Musk's electric vehicle business has fared worse, with inventory down nearly 16% so far this week to $728.
Musk told Tesla employees earlier this week that he has a “super bad feeling” about the US economy — so much so that he will have to lay off about 10% of his workforce.
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