Twitter asks some of its laid-off employees to return

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After Elon Musk’s $44 billion takeover of Twitter, he fired nearly half of Twitter’s workforce as part of his plans to rebuild Twitter, and now, according to Bloomberg News, the company is turning to dozens of employees who have lost their jobs and asking them to return.

Musk had initially fired Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal, Chief Financial Officer Ned Segal and Legal Affairs and Policy Chief Vijaya Gadde upon the completion of the deal, and then published a New York Times report about laying off Twitter employees before November 1.

According to internal sources, some who were asked to return were wrongly dismissed, while others were dismissed before management realized that their work and experience might be needed to develop the new features that Musk envisions.

According to tweets from Twitter employees, teams responsible for communications, content curation, human rights and machine learning ethics, as well as some product and engineering teams, were among those laid off. However, no information on names, roles or the number of employees recalled was released.

Twitter fired nearly 3,700 employees by email this week to cut costs following Musk’s takeover, many of whom discovered they had lost their jobs after their access to company-wide systems such as email and Slack was abruptly interrupted, and now Twitter is asking some of those employees to return after a hasty and chaotic layoff process.

According to people familiar with the situation, Twitter still has about 3,700 employees, and Musk is pressuring each of those 3,700 employees to deliver his proposed new features as quickly as possible.

Twitter has not yet confirmed or denied the report.

The sources for this piece include an article in Reuters.

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