Elon Musk’s company is cutting contractors at its car and battery plants in the US amid the coronavirus crisis. The decision may affect hundreds of people, CNBC reports, citing workers and a staffing agency memo.

Contractors of Tesla’s manufacturing facility in Fremont, California, and the Gigafactory in Nevada, reportedly learned about the decision at the end of the week. Some of them have been working there for years, and wanted to get a full-time job at the company before they received the note from their temp agencies. (RT)