Why SpaceX is ramping up its Florida staff while cutting hundreds of workers in California

It’s no secret that SpaceX has a lot of irons in the fire as it continues to innovate the space industry, but the rocket business is not only hard — it’s also expensive. That’s why the company is laying off 10 percent of its staff in California. However, it’s still hiring in Florida. 

“To continue delivering for our customers and to succeed in developing interplanetary spacecraft and a global space-based Internet, SpaceX must become a leaner company,” the company said in a prepared statement. “Either of these developments, even when attempted separately, have bankrupted other organizations. This means we must part ways with some talented and hardworking members of our team.”