Following its recent filing with financial regulators, SolarCity has been declining to say how many workers it will lay off. However, like all businesses in California SolarCity is required to report that number to the state, which lists the information in a public database.
As verified by documents obtained by pv magazine staff, SolarCity plans to lay off 80 employees at its San Mateo headquarters and another 28 from offices in San Francisco. The layoffs affect a range of administrative, IT, marketing, logistics, and other positions, including everything from recruiters to copywriters.
According to these filings, layoffs are expected to begin on October 19.
While these layoffs will impact a tiny portion of the companys estimated 13,000 workers, it is not a good sign for the nations largest distributed solar installer, which reported heavy losses in its second quarter results and where Elon Musk and the companys two founders recently bought up most of a $124 million bond issue