Elon Musk has laid off more employees than Twitter Inc. by the sales side of the social network business starting late Sunday, cutting back on employees already decimated by layoffs and resignations.
Last week, Musk told workers to stick to his “hardline” version of the company or leave. Sales staff signed up to his vision in greater numbers than workers on the technical side, which saw mass resignations, according to people familiar with the matter. The people, who asked not to be identified discussing internal decisions, said Musk is using the cuts to balance remaining staff.
Some of those fired started receiving notice Sunday, according to two people familiar with the matter, though it’s unclear how many people will be affected in the current round. Platform reported earlier news.
Two people said that Twitter’s sales organization held a comprehensive meeting on Sunday with Musk and new head of sales, Chris Reddy. Many employees showed up expecting some announcements about the cuts, after Bloomberg reported Saturday that more are coming.
Instead, Musk took the time to talk about ongoing updates, including his decision to reinstate former US President Donald Trump’s account, one of the people said. He also explained that the company needs to make ads more targeted to specific users, according to another person familiar with the remarks. There was no mention of layoffs during the meeting.
Dismissed employees received an email notification titled: “Your role is on Twitter.”
“After further review of our workforce, we have identified roles within our organizational structure that are no longer necessary,” the memo said, according to a copy seen by Bloomberg.
Today is your last working day at the company.
The memorandum, which explains that the details of the termination of service and the return of the company’s property will come later, signed by “Twitter”.
One person says the internal staff counter currently reads 2,750, though some resignations and cuts may still be counting. Twitter had more than 7,000 employees before Musk took over in late October.
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