Twitter said it was asking some of its laid-off employees to return to work
After Twitter laid off almost half of its workforce on Friday following Elon Musk’s 44 billion (roughly Rs. 3,61,290 crore) acquisition, the company is now reaching out to dozens of out-of-work employees and asking them to come back, Bloomberg News reported. On Sunday.
Others who were asked to return were dismissed by mistake. Others were let go before executives realized their work and experience would be needed to create the new features Musk envisioned, reports he said, citing people familiar with the movement.
Twitter recently laid off 50 percent of its workforce, including employees on the safety and security team, the company’s head of security and integrity Yoel Roth said on Twitter earlier this week.
Tweets by social media company employees said teams responsible for communications, content moderation, human rights and machine learning ethics were among those shunned, as were other product and engineering teams.
Twitter on Saturday updated its app on Apple’s App Store to start charging $8 (roughly Rs. 660) for verification marks for on-demand blue checks, in Musk’s first major overhaul of the social media platform.
Twitter did not immediately respond to Reuters’ request for comment.
Last week, Twitter was sued for Elon Musk’s plan to eliminate about 3,700 jobs in the social network – part of its workforce – workers who say the company is doing it without sufficient notice in violation of federal and California law.
The lawsuit was intended to ask the court to issue an order requiring Twitter to comply with the Warning Act, and restrict the company from persuading employees to sign documents that would waive their right to participate in court proceedings.
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