HAWTHORNE,Calif | SpaceX to lay off 10 percent of workforce to become leaner

11Jan - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

HAWTHORNE,Calif — January 11, 2019—  SpaceX will lay off 10 percent of its roughly 6,000 workers, announcing Friday that it needs to become leaner to accomplish ambitious projects such as creating a spaceship that can carry astronauts to Mars.

“This action is taken only due to the extraordinarily difficult challenges ahead and would not otherwise be necessary,” the company said in a statement.

The layoffs were announced to workers in an email from President Gwynne Shotwell, the Los Angeles Times reported.

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