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Fisker initiates another round of job cuts

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During a meeting earlier this week, Fisker reportedly announced another round of layoffs for its workforce. Former employees estimate that only a fraction of the company’s employees remain at Fisker. 

Citing multiple current and former Fisker employees, TechCrunch noted in a report that alarm bells rang for workers on Wednesday when Fisker announced that they should work from home. This was a rather unusual directive from the automaker, and during an all-hands meeting on Wednesday morning, their suspicions were confirmed. 

The publication’s sources noted that CEO Henrik Fisker informed employees that a large investor that Fisker owes money to was pushing for more staff cuts. While Fisker reportedly remained tight-lipped about the investor’s identity, the CEO reportedly referenced Heights Capital Management during the meeting. Heights Capital Management is an affiliate of Susquehanna International Group. 

Fisker employees who were affected by the recent workforce reduction noted that they initially lost access to Microsoft services such as Teams or Outlook. They reportedly received an email from the company later during the day stating that they were being terminated. Fisker will reportedly be giving one week of severance to workers who are affected. 

Estimates from TechCrunch’s sources suggest that Fisker probably has just around 150 employees remaining. The electric vehicle maker, after all, has already cut its staff several times this year. In February, it announced a 15% workforce reduction and more cuts were implemented in April and May. Fisker, for its part, has yet to comment on its latest round of layoffs.

Despite the company’s challenges, Henrik Fisker reportedly maintained some optimism during the Wednesday meeting. Fisker noted that the team built “something great” and the company would continue to sell the Fisker Ocean to consumers who wish to purchase them. He also hinted at the possibility of re-hiring laid-off staff once the company finds more solid footing

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Fisker initiates another round of job cuts
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