Elon Musk announces the end of layoffs and is now looking to hire

During a meeting on November 21, Elon Musk indicated that Twitter was done with job cuts. The company would even be ready to hire again.

At Twitter, the arrival of Elon Musk led to the departure of nearly two-thirds of employees. But after the dismissals and voluntary departures following an ultimatum from the new boss, the company would have finished with job cuts.

At least that’s what the billionaire announced during a meeting with the remaining employees on November 21, reports the American site The Verge. On the other hand, the heavy wave of departures caused holes in key positions. Twitter would thus be actively looking for new collaborators to strengthen the development and sales teams.

Understand how Twitter works technically

“In terms of critical hires, I would say people who are good at writing software are the top priority,” Elon Musk explained during the meeting.

The need for IT developers materialized on Friday, November 18 through a series of emails from the manager to all of his employees, which the Business Insider site obtained.

Sent around midnight, the messages asked all employees who know how to design software to send in their lines of code written in the last six months and to come and meet Elon Musk in person the same day. The goal for the new boss was to better understand how his business works from a technical point of view.

Regarding the commercial teams, responsible for concluding partnerships with the main advertisers, the announcement of the billionaire was more surprising. The desire to recruit expressed Monday, November 21 came as the service suffered its last job cuts the same morning, says The Verge.

According to the same sources, the members of the commercial teams were numerous to accept the ultimatum of their boss. This has created a staffing imbalance between this division and the teams responsible for the technical activities of the company, reveals Bloomberg. Since the arrival of Elon Musk, Twitter has lost nearly 5,000 employees and now employs 2,500 people.

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