Musk: The layoffs are over and Twitter is hiring
Musk: The layoffs are over and Twitter is hiring

New Twitter chief Elon Musk has been in the news for weeks after laying off nearly two-thirds of the company's roughly 7,500 employees, saying the company has completed layoffs and will begin a new hiring process.

According to The Verge, two people who attended the meeting between Musk and Twitter employees yesterday said, according to the audio of the meeting obtained from the site, that the company will actively prepare engineering and sales personnel and the existing employees are invited to do so. So.

The site said Musk's statement came on the same day that several employees were laid off in Twitter's sales department and the department has lost nearly its entire senior rank since Musk took over the company in late October after his $44 buyout. Billion dollar acquisitions. dollar.

“In terms of key hiring, I would say people who can write software are the top priority,” Musk was quoted by The Verge at the meeting.

The site cited a report last week that Twitter recruiters were talking with engineers about joining "Twitter 2.0, the second generation of Twitter under Musk," one of Elon's companies.

Monday's meeting was Twitter's first with Musk, after nearly 1,000 Twitter employees quit last week when he told everyone to choose between a "very tough" work culture or quit.

In response to questions from employees at Twitter's headquarters in San Francisco, Musk said there are no plans to move Twitter's headquarters to Texas like he did at Tesla, the other electric car maker, but he thinks it would make sense to have a central redundant office available in California and Texas.

"If we moved our headquarters to Texas, people would think Twitter was left-to-right, which is not the case," he told employees.

"In order to be a digital space, we need to represent people who have a wide range of viewpoints, even if we don't agree with those views," Musk added. However, at the same time, he did not address the dismissal of dozens of employees during the past two weeks due to tweets and job advertisements criticizing him.

Musk acknowledged that the company's ongoing restructuring process "will make a lot of mistakes" but "it will settle over time." When asked by an employee, he replied that "a lot of the technology on the platform has to be built from the ground up." During the meeting, he also raised the idea of ​​decentralization by appointing engineering teams in Japan, India, Indonesia and Brazil.

When asked about compensation for terminated employees, Musk reiterated that employees receive Twitter stock options and can periodically convert them into cash, as at his other space company, SpaceX.

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