Billionaire Tesla CEO, Elon Musk has laid off at least 200 autopilot workers from the company due to the harsh global economy, but those workers are being scooped by several other tech companies in the US and across the world.
Those hiring the Tesla laid-off workers include Meta, Amazon, Apple, Google and Microsoft.
Rival automakers like Lucid Motors and Rivian Automotive have also plugged into the hiring spree, racking up to 90 former Tesla employees.
This has sparked conversations around the notion that Tesla is a great pipeline for talents, and the other tech companies find them useful even though Musk has laid them off.
Earlier in June, Tesla joined a pretty long list of tech companies to lay off some of its salaried staff. CEO Elon Musk said he had a super bad feeling about the economy and had to do something about it.
Recently, Musk shut down Tesla’s office in San Mateo as part of efforts to reduce the company’s workforce by 10%.
According to a report by Punks & Pinstripes, the biggest technology companies in the US are now employing from the ex-Tesla pool.
Lay-offs have characterised the global tech scene in the first half of 2022, with over 15,000 tech employees laid off in May and crypto exchange Coinbase and Meta retracting job offers.
In the midst of these, top tech firms seem to be intentional about hiring valuable talents, begging the question: Were the lay-offs really necessary?