In an official statement, Tesla mentioned that they had conducted an annual review and said they did not fire their employees, but only released employees on the basis of a less than satisfactory performance.
"Just like other companies, especially companies with more than 33,000 employees, performance reviews sometimes lead to the release of employees," said Tesla spokesman.
"Tesla continues to grow and hire new workers around the world." Tesla said they plan to fill the existing gap with new employees.
Tesla claims, most workers who are released work in sales and administration. They also assured, this dismissal will not affect the factory in Fremont, which has about 10 thousand employees. However, at present, Tesla is actually a bit difficult to produce Model 3 cars.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk decided to postpone their semi truck announcement to November for wanting to focus on Model 3, which is Tesla's most affordable car. There are currently over half a million people on the Model 3 buyout list, which is priced starting at US $ 35,000.