Tesla has informed its employees on Tuesday that it would shut down it's San Mateo, California, office .
Most of the eliminated jobs were held by hourly workers despite CEO Elon Musk saying in an interview last week that he plans to add hourly workers but cut 10% of salaried staff.
The move is a result of Musk said he had an "super negative feeling" regarding the economy.
Musk has instructed his top executives to "pause all hiring globally." Musk's order comes amid increasing worries about a possible recession.
Musk said that Tesla's new factories in Texas and Germany were losing "billions of dollars," in part, because of supply chain issues impacting the company's ability to increase production facility.
"Both Berlin and Austin factories are huge money burners in the present," Musk said at the time. "It ought to be as loud as a huge roar, that sounds like burning money."
Tesla recently raised prices in a broad way across its entire fleet of vehicles and its shares have dropped 38% of their value in just three months.
According to SEC filings, Tesla and its subsidiaries employed more than 100,000 workers by the close of 2021.