Tesla will cut California factory workforce after coronavirus shelter-in-place order

The Verge | March 18, 2020

Tesla will reduce its workforce at its Fremont, California, car factory after the local Sheriff’s Office said the company was not complying with a three-week shelter-in-place order meant to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, BuzzFeed News is reporting. The Silicon Valley automaker will drop from around 10,000 employees to 2,500, though it’s unclear when the scaleback will take place, or what the company is doing to prevent those workers from being infected with or spreading the virus. The shelter-in-place order was announced on Monday in six counties in the San Francisco Bay Area, and it went into effect early Tuesday morning. All nonessential businesses were told to close down, and millions of residents were told to only leave their homes for essential activities like buying food. But Tesla continued to operate at full capacity in the interim. That prompted the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office to tweet late on Tuesday that the company’s automotive factory was “not an essential business as defined in the Alameda County Health Order.”

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HR PRACTICE,HR STRATEGY

Cognizant to Expand Workday Expertise and Services with Acquisition from OneSource Virtual

OneSource Virtual and Cognizant | November 03, 2022

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HR ANALYTICS,WORKFORCE MANAGEMENT

OptimusHXM: Pay Portal Now Available on SAP® Store

Veritas Prime | December 12, 2022

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WORKERS COMPENSATION

SEB Aligns Global Compensation Processes Using beqom

beqom and SEB | November 18, 2022

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HR PRACTICE,EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Majesco Announces Global Learning Day Focused on Employee Growth and Development

Majesco | December 09, 2022

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We’ve got so much more insight and that’s really helped us to make more data-driven decisions. Not only as a HR team, but also the leaders and managers within the business have been able to prioritise their engagement strategy more effectively.” - Natalie Allen, Head of Employee Engagement. ZPG’s rapid growth is owed to its repeated acquisition of other businesses. However, this constant state of change can often lead to uncertainty amongst new and existing employees.

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