Tesla is now reportedly cutting hundreds of contractors from its California and Nevada car and battery plants, according to CNBC.
The cuts will affect temporary workers at the company's Fremont plant and its Reno Gigafactory. Many contractors working in temporary positions for Tesla were hoping to eventually move into full-time roles. Instead, they are likely heading back to the unemployment line or their respective staffing agencies.
"It is with my deepest regret that I must inform you that the Tesla factory shutdown has been extended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and as a result, Tesla has requested to end all contract assignments effective immediately," Balance Staffing was forced to tell its workers, via e-mail.