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As coronavirus worsens, Tesla furloughs NY workforce, cuts salaries
Tesla set to slash salaries and furlough non-essential workers; Chick-fil-A adds hand washing stations at drive-thrus
Fox Business Briefs: Tesla set to furlough non-essential workers and slash salaries by at least 10 percent; Chick-fil-A rolls out new hand washing stations at its drive-thru and mall locations across the country.
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Most of Tesla's Buffalo, N.Y., workforce is being temporarily laid off starting April 13, local news outlet WGRZ reported citing a letter sent to state and local officials.
The decision comes as the novel coronavirus pandemic, which has forced Tesla to suspend vehicle production, continues to peak throughout the country and in New York, which has been hit hardest by the virus in the United States.
"As you know, Tesla has been keeping only minimum critical operations running over the past couple weeks," the letter to New York officials read, according to WGRZ.