Twitter laid off half of its workforce on Friday after its $44 billion acquisition of Elon Musk, Bloomberg News reported on Sunday, with the company now reaching out to dozens of employees who lost their jobs and asking them to return. was asked to Also Read – Elon Musk’s Twitter Update App Starts Charging $7.99 Month-to-Month For Twitter Blue
Elon Musk calls out some fired employees again
Some of those who were being asked to return were accidentally fired. The report cited people being aware of the strike, saying that others were left out before the administration realized that their work and expertise might also be necessary to build new alternatives Musk Envision. Also Read – Mass Firing Was Necessary, But Laid Off Twitter Employees Achieve Separation, Says Elon Musk
The company’s chief of security and integrity, Joel Roth, said in a tweet earlier this week that Twitter recently laid off 50 percent of its employees, including trust and security team employees. Also Read – Twitter Sees Big Earnings Drop as Worker Teams Put Pressure on Advertisers, Says Musk
While yesterday’s discount in the drive affected roughly 15% of our Trust and Safety group (versus a roughly 50% cut company-wide), our front-line moderation workers experienced the least impact.
— yoel roth (@yoyoel) 4 November 2022
Tweets from activists of the social media firm said the groups responsible for the machine studying communications, content curation, human rights and ethics were some of these product and engineering groups.
In the first major revision to Musk’s social media platform, Twitter on Saturday began charging $8 for blue test verification marks to its apps in Apple’s App Store.
Twitter did not immediately respond Reuters‘Request for comment.
As with the current layoffs, former Twitter chief Jack Dorsey expressed his regret over the massive layoffs within the firm. His tweet read, “People on Twitter past and present are strong and resilient. They will always find a way no matter how difficult the moment. I realize that many people are angry with me. I am responsible for why everyone is in this position: I grew the company very quickly. I apologize for that.”
I am grateful to, and love, all the people who have ever worked on Twitter. I wouldn’t count on it to be mutual at the moment…or ever…and I guess. I
— jack (@jack) 5 November 2022
Dorsey resigned as CEO last year, and nearly five months later, he also stepped down from Twitter’s board of administrators.
-With inputs from Reuters