SpaceX cutting 10 percent of its staff to become a leaner company

Elon Musk, chief of SpaceX, made the decision to cut 10 percent of his workforce.

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of SpaceX, made the decision to cut 10 percent of his workforce.
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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.

They were announced to employees Friday in an e-mail from
company 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.

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SpaceX cutting 10 percent of its staff to become a leaner company