Elon Musk heaps layoff threat on top of in-office work mandate

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After emailing top managers in his company last week to demand that all employees return to the office, Tesla CEO Elon Musk signaled he wants to cut 10% of his workforce in anticipation of a bad recession.

Musk sent a follow-up email on Thursday telling executives to “pause all hiring worldwide” and said he plans to cull 10% of Tesla’s workforce, according to Reuters, which first obtained a copy of the message. The email was followed by yet another the same day clarifying the firings would target Tesla’s white-collar workforce.

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