The automaker said it has about 2,700 job openings at several factories across the U.S. as it looks to cut roughly 14,000 jobs from its payroll.
The electric car maker assembles all of its cars in the United States but is aggressively pursuing a plan to build a factory in Shanghai for the China market.
US auto sales have fallen pretty dramatically from their peak set in 2016, and rising interest rates may be in part to blame.
Mercedes and BMW both have big U.S. plants that each import more cars to China than Ford, GM and Fiat Chrysler combined.
Tesla's Elon Musk says he would consider buying some of the plants that GM plans to wind down. Musk makes no apologies for his erratic behavior over the summer and reiterates his lack of respect for the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Shares of Tesla are trading above the conversion price on $920 million in debt due in March 2019.
Fiat Chrysler is reviving an old Mack II Engine Plant that closed in 2012 to build a new Jeep SUV as the automaker moves to keep up with strong demand for utility vehicles.