The world's richest man and chief executive of Tesla Elon Musk has said  that the electric car maker is going to reduce its staff strength by 10%  and also he had a super bad feeling about the world economy. 

An internal email which was titled "pause all hiring worldwide," was  sent to Tesla executives on Thursday. The copy of the email has been  seen by news agency Reuters. 

Musk earlier this week asked Tesla employees to return to the office or leave the company. 

"Everyone at Tesla is required to spend a minimum of 40 hours in the  office per week," Musk wrote in another email sent to employees on  Tuesday night. "If you don't show up, we will assume you have resigned." 

Musk's stark warning of a potential recession and the knock-on effect  for automakers is the most direct and high-profile forecast of its kind  in the industry. 

While concerns about the risk of a recession have grown, demand for  Tesla cars and other electric vehicles has remained strong and many of  the traditional indicators of a downturn - including increasing dealer  inventories in the United States - have not materialized. 

But Tesla has struggled to restart production at its Shanghai factory  after COVID-19 lockdowns forced costly outages at the plant. 

Musk's gloomy outlook echoes recent comments from executives including  JPMorgan Chase & Co CEO Jamie Dimon and Goldman Sachs President John  Waldron. 

A "hurricane is right out there down the road coming our way," Dimon said this week. 

Inflation in the United States is hovering at 40-year highs and  has caused a jump in the cost of living for Americans, while the Federal  Reserve faces the difficult task of dampening demand enough to curb  inflation while not causing a recession.