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Tesla hiring AI jobs again after weeks of layoffs

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Tesla posted a series of AI and Autopilot roles.
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  • Tesla is hiring for its Autopilot division following weeks of mass layoffs.
  • The automaker listed several engineering roles after scrubbing its jobs board earlier in May.
  • In April, Elon Musk stressed the need for head count and cost reduction.

Tesla is looking to grow its Autopilot division after weeks of mass company layoffs.

The automaker listed over a dozen roles involving its driver-assist software and AI on its careers page over the course of the week. The roles are based out of Tesla’s engineering headquarters in Palo Alto, California, and include software engineering job functions for Autopilot’s internal and external user interfaces, as well as AI research roles on the Autopilot team.

Tesla, which dissolved its PR team years ago, did not respond to a request for comment.

Earlier in May, Tesla removed over 3,000 job postings on its site, only a few weeks after the company began a series of layoffs. Up until this week, the main roles listed on Tesla’s site had been positions within its manufacturing development program, a training program based out of community colleges near the automaker’s three US factories. The program is designed to equip workers with the necessary skills to transition to a production associate role at the factory.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk told staff he planned to cut more than 10% of the company’s total workforce on April 14. Over the past few weeks, Tesla has continued to lay off staff, even cutting and then reportedly rehiring some of its Supercharger staff. In May, Tesla also began rescinding some offers for incoming full time employees, as well as interns.

Musk told executives in April that Tesla needs to be “absolutely hard core about headcount and cost reduction,” according to a report from the Information.

The company has faced headwinds in recent months due to an industry-wide slowdown in EV sales. Musk has said the company is “between two major growth waves” and has promoted Tesla’s self-driving technology as a key driver of growth. The CEO said in April that the company would unveil its first robotaxi on August 8.

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