Elon Musk Says Twitter Is In Hiring Mode, Weeks After Layoffs: Report
Twitter’s new owner Elon Musk told employees at an all-hands meeting that the company is not planning additional layoffs and is hiring for engineering and ad sales roles, according to a report. Musk tweeted on Monday that the company was delaying the relaunch of Twitter Blue until it had “more confidence to stop impersonating”.
according to a reports By The Verge, Elon Musk told employees during a meeting that Twitter is now in hiring mode, a few weeks after the company purged more than half of its 7,500 employees. The firm’s remaining employees have reportedly been told that Twitter is looking to fill out its engineering and sales teams and that the company has encouraged employees to transfer.
The news comes a week after hundreds of Twitter employees reportedly resigned from the company following new owner Elon Musk’s decision to require employees to log “long hours at high intensity,” or leave. Last week, Musk sent an email to Twitter employees, saying: “To move forward, to build success in Twitter 2.0 and succeed in an increasingly competitive world, we will have to be extremely strong”.
The email asked employees to click “yes” if they wanted to stay close. Those who haven’t responded by 5pm EST on Thursday will be considered quits and given a severance package, the email said.
Reuters previously reported that 42 percent of 180 people chose the answer “To take the option to leave, I am free!” in the Blind workplace app survey, which verifies employees with their work email addresses and allows them to share information anonymously. A quarter said they chose to stay “reluctantly,” and only 7 percent of poll participants said they “clicked yes to stay, I’m firm.”
Apparently when Musk asked employees to be “hardcore,” the Twitter profile of several engineers who left last week described themselves as “soft engineers” or “classic engineers.”