Twitter’s new owner Elon Musk has fired almost all the company’s employees in India(Twitter India). According to sources, the company had about 250 employees in India. The company had sent a mail to the employees saying that layoffs would be done on Friday. Accordingly, retrenchment of employees has been started in India.
After taking charge of Twitter, Musk first fired four big executives of the company including Indian-origin CEO Parag Agarwal. After this it was believed that massive layoffs would be done in Twitter. In a mail sent by Twitter to employees, it was said that to take Twitter on a healthy path, the company will go through the difficult process of reducing the global workforce on Friday.
Quoting sources, almost the entire staff has been removed in India. The entire curation team has been discharged. This team used to create content for the Twitter Moments feature. In addition, communications, global content partnerships, sales and ad revenue, engineering and product teams have also been hit. A source said that the entire or 50 percent of the employees in these teams have been fired.
An employee fired from Twitter India said that some of the contract employees have been retained. These people were not on the full time role of the company. Yash Agarwal, who was in the company’s public policy team, tweeted, “Just now I have been fired. I am proud to be a part of this team and this culture. It is an honor to be a part of this team and this organization.” This is the first round of layoffs in Twitter. In December 2021, Twitter had 7,500 employees worldwide.
Earlier, a mail came from Twitter to the employees. It was written that to take Twitter on a healthier path, we will go through the difficult process of reducing our global workforce on Friday. This will affect many employees who have contributed significantly to Twitter, but unfortunately this step is necessary to take Twitter on the path of success.
It was further written in the mail that you check your mail including the spam folder. If your job is not affected, you will get a notification via your Twitter e-mail. If your job is affected, you will get a notification on your personal e-mail for the next step.