Tesla, SolarCity planning more than 200 layoffs in Roseville this fall

San Mateo-based SolarCity Corp. and its parent, Tesla Inc., plan to lay off more than 200 employees at their Roseville offices, part of continuing restructuring in the aftermath of Tesla’s acquisition of SolarCity last fall.

Confirmation of the layoffs came in the form of two standard “WARN Act” letters received by the California Employment Development Department at the end of August. The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act requires large businesses to give early warning of layoffs and closures.

Both letters say that, starting Oct. 31, “we will move the Roseville inside sales, customer account management and information technology operations to other company sites. As a result, we are relocating employees to other locations and will be eliminating some positions across the two companies.”

The letters – signed by Bryan Ellis, identified as vice president of U.S. Energy Sales – said the layoffs were part of “centralizing our Roseville operations as part of the integration of Tesla and SolarCity.”

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