Stop me if you’ve heard this before, but Elon Musk has reportedly laid off more of Twitter’s workforce. Agreed , the company cut its infrastructure division on Friday evening. The scale of the layoffs is unclear, but some engineers tweeted yesterday that they had been told by email that their contributions were no longer required. The latest cuts come after that Musk fired Twitter’s head of infrastructure, Nelson Abramson, among several other senior employees at the company, it reported Tuesday.
And that was my last day on Twitter. Fired by email. The experience has been indescribable, from chaotic to fun.
— Dave Beckett (@dajobe) December 17, 2022
Twitter did not immediately respond to Engadget’s request for comment. The company has been without a communications team since it began downsizing its workforce. By: The informationTwitter’s headcount has been cut by about 75 percent since Musk’s settlement. The social media website employed approximately 7,500 people. A week ago, Twitter’s internal Slack was listing about 2,000 employees, according to the paper. In November, Musk announced that Twitter would no longer lay off what was left of the company’s workforce. That promise came after the billionaire had at least 1,200 resignations.
Additional victims who are responsible for the operation and maintenance of Twitter will likely add to how untrustworthy the site can become in the near future. At the same time, the move could come from someone who has already taken into account how much time Musk spends on Twitter. Agreed The informationMusk tapped Tesla engineer Sheen Austin to lead the social media site’s infrastructure team after Abramson’s departure.
The layoffs also point to the seemingly precarious financial position Twitter has found itself in since Musk took over. In recent weeks, Elon and other executives have reportedly discussed the potential consequences of denying severance payments to thousands of people who have been let go from the company in recent weeks. The company is also behind on leases for its headquarters in San Francisco and a network of global satellite offices.
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