Fender has joined the list of the United States employers who have decided to reduce their workforce amid fear of recession. The Los Angeles based Guitar company has laid off over 300 employees. Furthermore, Fender has laid off workers ranging from senior management to production line workers.

YouTuber Dylan Mckerchie (Dylan Talks Tone) broke the news of lay-offs at Fender. Moreover, he claimed that the company let go of the workers who were working during the entire evening shift at Fender. Furthermore, Fender laid off at least 300 employees. These include plant manager and assistant manager, and a number of the quality control team. Moreover, Fender’s production capacity is now between 200-250 instruments a day. Fender also laid off a former vice president of research and design at the company during July.

Layoff posts by Fender’s employees

In addition, several other former employees have posted on LinkedIn about their terminations These include ex-employees ranging from graphic designers, recruiters and communications managers. “It’s with a heavy heart that I said goodbye to my Fender family today. It was truly my dream job & I had the most amazing, supportive, and fun team anyone could ask for. I’m so proud of what we accomplished in the last year.  That being said, I’m in the market for a new opportunity! If you or someone you know is looking for a technical recruiting extraordinaire, I’m your girl!” Christina Pettenato, a former employee at Fender wrote on her LinkedIn wall.

Jobs meltdown across Californian companies

On the other hand, here are currently 19 open jobs at Fender, 18 of which are in the Corona factory. They are looking for roles related to robotics engineers, quality assurance inspectors, production planners, maintenance mechanics and safety directors. Major brands throughout California are trimming their workforces ahead of an economic downturn. Moreover, 450 startup companies have laid off more than 75,000 employees during 2022.

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