Tesla to extend furlough for some California plant employees by another week

Tesla had suspended production at its Fremont, California plant on March 24 due to the lockdown imposed to check the spread of coronavirus.
By : Reuters
| Updated on: 02 May 2020, 11:55 AM
File photo: A Tesla logo hangs on a building outside of a Tesla dealership in New York, U.S. (REUTERS)
File photo: A Tesla logo hangs on a building outside of a Tesla dealership in New York, U.S. (REUTERS)
File photo: A Tesla logo hangs on a building outside of a Tesla dealership in New York, U.S. (REUTERS)
File photo: A Tesla logo hangs on a building outside of a Tesla dealership in New York, U.S.

Tesla Inc told furloughed employees on Friday that they will remain out of work for at least another week, postponing a plan to resume normal operations on May 4 at its San Francisco vehicle-assembly plant, according to an internal email.

"For furloughed employees, unless you are contacted by your manager about a start date, you will remain on furlough until further notice, at least for another week," the company's in-house counsel Valerie Capers Workman said in the email, which was sent to employees and seen by Reuters.

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Tesla suspended production at its Fremont, California plant on March 24.

The extension comes days after health officials from San Francisco County, along with five other Bay Area counties, said they would revise "shelter-in-place" orders that are set to expire on Sunday.

The new orders will keep the restrictions in place and extend them through May, with limited easing for a small number of low-risk activities.

(Also read: Tesla backtracks from recalling some workers to California plant this week)

The company was not immediately available to a Reuter's request for comment.

The electric carmaker last month furloughed all non-essential workers and implemented salary cuts during a shutdown of its U.S. production facilities because of the coronavirus outbreak.

First Published Date: 02 May 2020, 11:55 AM IST
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