Microblogging and social networking company, after firing about 50 per cent of Twitter workforce, or about 3,800 employees, now Elon Musk has laid off over 4,400 contractual workers without Notice.
Separate reports from Platformer and Axios have shared the information through a series of tweets saying, “company sources tell me that yesterday Twitter eliminated ~4,400 of its ~5,500 contract employees, with cuts expected to have significant impact to content moderation and the core infrastructure services that keep the site up and running.”
“Getting word that a large number of Twitter contractors were just laid off this afternoon with no notice, both in the US and abroad. Functions affected appear to include content moderation, real estate, and marketing, among others”, another tweet said.
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Further, the Contractors aren’t being notified at all, they’re just losing access to Slack and email. The Managers have to figure out the workers who have disappeared from the system.
“One of my contractors just got deactivated without notice in the middle of making critical changes to our child safety workflows,” one manager posted.
Twitter explains that the jobs cuts are part of a “reprioritization and savings exercise.” However, some of Twitter’s contract workers were based in India as well.
The layoffs started with Twitter chief executive Parag Agrawal, chief financial officer Ned Segal, and legal affairs and policy chief Vijaya Gadde. Post this, the company laid off 50% of its workforce due to cost cuts
In Addition to this, Twitter fired the majority of its over 200 employees in India as part of mass layoffs. The entire marketing and communications department in India has been sacked.
This is not the only company that laid the employees Meta recently cut over 11,000 jobs, which is nearly 13% of its workforce.
In a letter to employees on Wednesday, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that layoffs contend with faltering revenue and broader tech industry woes.