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Karma to Remove Additional 60 Employees at Irvine HQ

Karma to Remove Additional 60 Employees at Irvine HQ

Karma Automotive is removing 60 workers at its Irvine headquarters, three months after slicing 200 employees, in accordance with documents filed with the California Employment Development Division.

Karma to Remove Additional 60 Employees at Irvine HQ

The Chinese-financed California-stationed startup filed the notice under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act, which requires employers to inform the state of mass layoffs.

The WARN report was up to date Wednesday.

A Karma spokesman confirmed the layoffs and stated a majority would be at the headquarters, with a significantly smaller number being affected at its Moreno Valley, Calif. assembly plant. Karma didn’t provide particulars on its total staff count; however, it did say changes shall be made at its Irvine center, Moreno Valley assembly facility, and its Detroit Technical Center in Troy, Mich.

The layoff notice comes a month after several executives hire at the firm, along with a chief revenue executive, a new vice president of strategy and car line engineering, and ahead of the supply chain.

Karma does have a few jobs posted on its website, along with 11 positions at its Irvine HQs and two spots at the Moreno Valley plant.

Karma Automotive was born out of the remnants of Fisker Automotive the startup headed by Henrik Fisker that led to bankruptcy in 2013.

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