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Tesla slammed for firing 400 employees at once

Muniz shows the Shepherd family Jon and Sara Shepherd and their children Kressa and Kai. Kai left was killed after a wildfire tore through his family's home in Redwood Valley Calif. on Monday Oct. 9 2017. (Ir

The company declined to confirm how many employees had been let go but said it plans to back-fill the vast majority of the openings.

Electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla said y were going out of mass work as a result of ir annual performance evaluation.

"As with any company, especially one of over 33,000 employees, performance reviews also occasionally result in employee departures", a spokesman said.

The maker of the Model S this week dismissed between 400 and 700 employees, including engineers, managers and factory workers, the San Jose Mercury News reported on October 13, citing unidentified current and former workers.

Although, Tesla is claiming that evaluation and performance of employees were major causes of firing employees, yet many former employees are insisting that they were not given a bad review by the company, not even once.

However, this week the electric-car firm are facing a backlash after firing 400 employees in the space of five days.

While Tesla did not provide statistics, it suggested that its attrition rate this year is roughly similar to last year's rate. SolarCity had about 12,243 full-time employees as of the end of a year ago.

Introducing Model 3 model introduced in August, company said y would meet a thousand 500 of orders in September, producing 20 thousand vehicles a month until interval.

Whether dismissals of hundreds of employees for performance reasons help or hurt those efforts will likely never be known.

"I'm going to try to find a job", he said.

Tesla, which was co-founded by Elon Musk, announced the first deliveries of the Model 3 cars in July.

The firing of employees came at a crucial point of time when the electric automaker is engaged to ramp up the production of latest Model 3 vehicle. "Although the vast majority of manufacturing subsystems at both our California auto plant and our Nevada Gigafactory are able to operate at a high rate, a handful have taken longer to activate than expected".

"Tesla indicated that all the production equipment for Model 3 was installed and working and that all vehicles were moving through the manufacturing line".