In the past few weeks, Elon Musk has let go of thousands of Twitter staff. In fact, it’s said that since becoming the sole board member of Twitter, Musk has reduced the company’s headcount from 7,000 to almost 2700. After several rounds of layoffs, the billionaire now claims there won’t be any more at the business. In fact, the technical and sales departments of Twitter are hiring.
A brief about Elon Musk, the CEO of Twitter, intends to hire engineers from India after laying off almost 5000 workers:
Recently having a meeting with employees, Musk stated that “major pieces of the technological stack need to be rebuilt from scratch” and at one time suggested creating engineering teams in Brazil, India, Indonesia, and Japan to “slightly decentralize things.”
Musk reduced the workforce by close to 90% during the most recent layoffs. Only about 20 or so of the 200 employees are reportedly still working and haven’t lost their jobs. All of Musk’s in-country marketing, partner relations, and communications staff appear to have been sacked. The layoffs also had an impact on several engineering teams around the nation. According to one of the most recent Bloomberg sources, about 70% of the engineering personnel stationed in India were let go overnight.
Musk hasn’t yet made clear what kinds of engineering or sales positions the company was seeking, but he is looking to hire Indian engineers to assist in the development of Twitter 2.0. The official website of the microblogging service does not currently show any job positions. During the most recent meeting, Musk said, “I would say that folks who are exceptional at developing software are the top priority in terms of essential recruits.
Thousands of Twitter employees have been let go since Musk bought the company. Parag Agrawal, the previous CEO of Twitter, and Vijaya Gadde came first, then 50% of the global employees, including those in India. The sales crew was affected by the most recent round of layoffs this week when Musk later fired roughly 4000 contract workers.
After several rounds of layoffs, it appears that Musk no longer wants anyone else to work for the company and begin developing Twitter 2.0. Musk recently stated that he works closely with Twitter staff and that he anticipates all of them being prepared for a “hardcore” work environment.