Elon Musk, the Twitter CEO has completed its layoffs and is ready to hire again
Twitter CEO Elon Musk said the company is done with layoffs and is hiring again after firing roughly two-thirds of the microblogging platform’s 7,500 employees in only three weeks after taking over. Musk also claimed during a meeting with employees that Twitter is now actively hiring for positions in engineering and sales. He also requested that staff members recommend potential candidates.
The microblogging platform currently has no open positions advertised on its website, and Elon Musk did not specify which engineering or sales positions the company was looking for. “In terms of critical hires, I would say people who are great at writing software are the highest priority,” Musk said, according to the report. According to the CEO, there are “no plans” to have the company’s headquarters in Texas, as he did with Tesla, though “dual-headquartered” offices in Texas and California would make sense. “If we move the headquarters to Texas, I think it would feed the myth that Twitter has shifted from left to right, which is not the case,” Musk told employees. “Twitter is not being taken over by the right. Twitter has been taken over by the moderates “, he continued.
According to an internal memo obtained by The Verge, Twitter CEO Elon Musk has reduced employee benefits such as wellness, productivity, home internet, training, and development, out schools, daycare, and quarterly team activities. “Allowances will be re-evaluated over time and may be reinstated if the company’s financial situation improves,” the document states. Meanwhile, Musk has publicly stated his desire to improve the functionality of the social network’s direct messages. The Verge reports that Musk told his employees that the company would encrypt DMs and work on adding encrypted video and voice calling between accounts.
We want to enable users to communicate without worrying about their privacy, without worrying about a data breach at Twitter causing all of their DMs to be exposed on the web, or thinking that maybe someone at Twitter is spying on their DMs, Musk was quoted as saying. Furthermore, after firing roughly two-thirds of the microblogging platform’s 7,500 employees in just three weeks, Musk stated that the company is done with layoffs and is hiring again.