SpaceX cutting 10 percent of its staff to become a leaner company
Saturday January 12, 2019. 02:30 AM , from Ars Technica
Enlarge / SpaceX chief Elon Musk made the decision to cut 10 percent of his workforce. (credit: FilmMagic/FilmMagic for HBO)
SpaceX will lay off up to 10 percent of its work force, the company said Friday evening. The company characterized the job cuts as 'a strategic realignment' designed to ensure it is positioned to succeed for the long term.
The cuts were announced to employees Friday in an email from SpaceX President and Chief Operating Officer Gwynne Shotwell. The company has a work force of more than 6,000 employees.
'To continue delivering for our customers and to succeed in developing interplanetary spacecraft and a global space-based Internet, SpaceX must become a leaner company,' a company official said in a statement. He continued:
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