Elon Musk, the new owner of Twitter, is considering laying off more employees, weeks after laying off half of the company’s workforce, Bloomberg reports. The company’s operations have also been hit after an exodus of workers over Elon Musk’s ultimatum: work in a “hardcore environment” or leave.
According to Bloomberg, the new layoffs are expected to target employees in Twitter’s sales and collaboration teams. The report adds that the layoffs could be announced as early as tomorrow.
Musk, the richest man in the world, asked the team leaders in those departments to agree to lay off more employees. Robin Wheeler, who was in charge of marketing and sales, declined to do so, the report said. So was Maggie Suniewick, who led partnerships. Both lost their jobs as a result, reports Bloomberg.
Twitter, which no longer has a communications department, did not respond to a message to its press line.
Musk has been heavily criticized for radical changes at Twitter, which he bought less than a month ago for $44 billion. In one of his first decisions on the microblogging platform, Musk laid off 50 percent of Twitter’s 7,500 employees. He also scrapped the company’s work-from-home policy.
Nearly 1,200 employees resigned following Musk’s “hardcore work” ultimatum, forcing Twitter to close their offices until Monday.
Musk’s floundering attempts to revive user verification with a controversial subscription service led to a slew of bogus accounts and pranks and led major advertisers to abandon the platform.
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