Tesla has slowed hiring by 36%, dropping 1,165 open positions in just the past month

4 months ago by Joshua Fruhlinger in News, Trends

On May 10, 2018, Tesla ($NASDAQ:TSLA) was listing 3,214 open positions. As of June 10, 2018, there are just 2,049 open positions at the company. That's a drop of 36%, or 1,165 positions.

It's possible that Tesla is doing a lot of hiring and has simply taken the filled positions off of its job-listings site, but it's highly unlikely that the company has been able to fill over 1,100 positions in just a month. This also comes at a time that the company has said it intends to hire 400 people a week to meet production demands at its Model 3 Fremont facility. In fact, openings in Fremont are down at a proportional factor:

The majority of the change is even more recent than May, however. A week ago, the company's job-listings site showed 2,677 positions. Compared to today's 2,049 positions, that's a drop of 628 positions in just a week.

A comparative analysis of the two dates (May 10 and June 10) revealed that around 1,600 positions have been disappeared from Tesla's job listings since May 10, 2018, meaning some may have been reposted and removed during that time, or other positions have been added since then as those original positions were filled.

We reached out to Tesla for comment and will update here if and when we get a statement.

Joshua Fruhlinger

Joshua has been writing about technology, lifestyle, and business for over 20 years. He's one of the original writers and editors for Engadget, and still writes a...

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