News Karnataka
Sunday, February 05 2023
Technology

Musk laying off Twitter employees, shuts offices ‘temporarily’

Musk laying off Twitter employees, shuts offices 'temporarily'
Photo Credit : IANS

San Francisco: Twitter has notified employees that it will be “reducing its global workforce” on Friday, as its new CEO Elon Musk aims to cut roughly half of its 7,600-strong workforce.

Employees were set to receive an email by 9 a.m. PST (9.30 p.m. India time) confirming whether they have been laid off or not, according to an internal memo seen by The Verge.

The employee badge access to Twitter’s offices will be shut off “temporarily”.

“To help ensure the safety of each employee as well as Twitter systems and customer data, our offices will be temporarily closed and all badge access will be suspended. If you are in an office or on your way to an office, please return home,” Twitter said in an internal memo.

“We acknowledge this is an incredibly challenging experience to go through, whether or not you are impacted,” the memo further read.

“Thank you for continuing to adhere to Twitter policies that prohibit you from discussing confidential company information on social media, with the press or elsewhere,” the company added.

According to the report, Musk’s team of advisors has determined which engineers and technical managers to keep based on their contributions to Twitter’s codebase.

In Twitter’s Slack and group chat groups, employees complained about the lack of internal communication from Musk and other senior executives.

“Given the nature of our distributed workforce and our desire to inform impacted individuals as quickly as possible, communications for this process will take place via email,” said the company.

“If your employment is impacted, you will receive a notification with next steps via your personal email,” said the company.

Twitter said this is an incredibly challenging experience to go through, whether or not you are impacted.

Musk took over as the Twitter boss last week and immediately fired Indian-origin CEO Parag Agrawal, Chief Financial Officer Ned Segal, the company’s policy chief Vijaya Gadde, among others.

The company’s chief marketing officer Leslie Berland is also leaving, along with other senior people amid growing uncertainty.

Share this:
MANY DROPS MAKE AN OCEAN
Support NewsKarnataka's quality independent journalism with a small contribution.

How useful was this post?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating 0 / 5. Vote count: 0

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Rohan City Corp
Rohan City Corp

Find the best odds at 10Cric and IPL Betting 2023! Signup today and get up to a 100% deposit bonus.

To get the latest news on WhatsApp