4 Nov 2022

Twitter mass layoffs: Most of company's over 200 employees in India sacked

Twitter has fired most of its over 200 employees in India as part of mass layoffs across the globe ordered by its new owner Elon Musk who is looking to make his $44 billion acquisition work. Sources revealed the layoffs are across engineering, sales and marketing, and communications teams.

However, there is no clarity yet on the severance package to be paid to employees sacked in India. The entire marketing and communications department in India has been removed, the sources said.

World's richest businessman Musk began his innings at Twitter last week by sacking CEO Parag Agrawal as well as some other top executives.

This was followed by an exodus of top management. Musk has now started a major exercise to downsize the company's global workforce.

"Layoff has started. Some of my colleagues have received email notification about this," a Twitter India employee said.

The full details of the job cuts were not immediately available.

The US-based social media platform, in an internal email to employees earlier, had said, "In an effort to place Twitter on a healthy path, we will go through the difficult process of reducing our global workforce on Friday."

It said that "everyone will receive an individual email". The company will temporarily close all offices for safety of employees as well as Twitter systems and customer data.

"If you are in an office or on your way to an office, please return home," Twitter had said. The company is reportedly laying off 3,738 people out of its total headcount of 7,500 across the globe.

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