Jan. 11 (Bulletinstandard) — SpaceX plans to chop greater than 10 % of its workforce, the aerospace firm introduced Friday.
President Gwynne Shotwell, in an electronic mail to staff obtained by the Los Angles Occasions, stated the discount was a “tough however essential choice.” CNBC confirmed the information.
“To proceed delivering for our prospects and to reach growing interplanetary spacecraft and a worldwide space-based web, SpaceX should develop into a leaner firm,” the corporate stated in a press release. “Both of those developments, even when tried individually, have bankrupted different organizations. This implies we should half methods with some gifted and hardworking members of our staff.”
SpaceX’s web site says it at the moment has about 6,000 staff, which means a 10 % discount would have an effect on roughly 600 individuals.
The information got here hours after the corporate’s Falcon 9 rocket delivered the ultimate batch of Iridium NEXT satellites into area Friday morning. It was the primary 2019 rocket launch in the US.