SpaceX to lay off 10 percent of workforce to become leaner

SpaceX to lay off 10 percent of workforce to become leaner

HAWTHORNE, Calif. (AP) — 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.

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