Elon Musk considers more layoffs on Twitter, weeks after laying off 50% of staff
Twitter’s new owner Elon Musk is considering laying off more employees, just weeks after laying off half of the company’s workforce, Bloomberg reports. Company operations have also been impacted after an exodus of staff following Elon Musk’s ultimatum: either work in a “hardcore environment” or leave.
The new job cuts are expected to target employees of Twitter’s sales and partnership teams, according to Bloomberg. The report adds that the layoffs could be announced as early as tomorrow.
Musk, the richest man in the world, asked the team leaders of these departments to agree to lay off more employees. Robin Wheeler, who ran marketing and sales, declined to do so, according to the report. So did Maggie Suniewick, who ran partnerships. As a result, the two lost their jobs, reports Bloomberg.
Twitter, which no longer has a communications service, did not respond to a message sent to its press line.
Musk has come under heavy criticism and been criticized for sweeping changes at Twitter, which he bought less than a month ago for $44 billion. In one of his first moves on the microblogging platform, Musk fired 50% of Twitter’s 7,500 employees. He also ditched the company’s work-from-home policy.
Nearly 1,200 employees quit after Musk’s “hard work” ultimatum, forcing Twitter to close their offices until Monday.
Musk’s stumbling attempts to revamp user verification with a controversial subscription service has led to a slew of fake accounts and pranks and prompted major advertisers to walk away from the platform.
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