SpaceX, the rocket company owned by Elon Musk, will fire about 10% of its employees, the Los Angeles Times reported citing an anonymous source.
SpaceX has more than 6,000 employees and has worked quickly
Here is the statement that SpaceX gave the LA Times:
"Continue to provide for our customers and be able to develop interplanetary spacecraft and a global space based on the Internet, SpaceX needs to become a leaner company – both of these developments, even if attempted separately, have bankrupted other organizations, which means we have to separate ourselves with some talented and hard-working members of our team. "
According to the LA Times, SpaceX provides employees with eight-week termination and other career resources.
The news was sent to SpaceX employees in an e-mail from the company president and chief operating officer Gwynne Shotwell, the LA Times said.
Layoffs come less than a month after SpaceX has announced plans to raise an additional $ 500 million in investment funds. The company had previously raised $ 507 million USD in April 201
That money is probably used for two more ambitious projects. The company is trying to develop, build and launch Starlink, an effort to cover the Earth in ultra-fast broadband Internet. He is also building the prototype for his Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) system, designed to bring people to Mars.
SpaceX also hopes to use the BFR to send a Japanese billionaire and a group of artists around the moon and create the world's fastest transport system.
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