Twitter starts hiring after weeks of layoffs

Twitter is hiring again after spending weeks drastically downsizing.

Owner Elon Musk prioritizes hiring people who are “good at writing software,” according to a report from tech news site The Verge.

The billionaire tech mogul also wants to hire people for the sales team, a day after Mr Musk purged part of that department.

Mr. Musk wanted to downsize the sales department so it could be similar in size to other departments, sources told Bloomberg News on Monday. The layoffs began Sunday evening and continued until the start of the work week.

The report did not specify how many people lost their jobs, but Business Insider reported that Mr. Musk told staff Monday night that layoffs had been made at this time.

It came after Mr. Musk fired the company’s head of sales and vice president of partnerships for failing to agree to lay off more people, The Verge previously reported. Another executive involved in partnerships also left the company last week.

Twitter has seen severe staff cuts in the few weeks since Mr Musk took over the company.

About 7,500 people worked at the social media company when Mr Musk took control late last month. Today, about 2,300 employees remain at Twitter after a mix of layoffs and resignations, according to Business Insider.

The situation has evolved so quickly that some laid off or resigning employees have been asked to return, according to Business Insider.


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