Elon Musk, Twitter̵[ads1]7;s new owner, is considering laying off more employees, just weeks after he laid off half of the company’s workforce, Bloomberg reports. The company’s operations have also been affected after a staff exodus over Elon Musk’s ultimatum: either work in a “hardcore environment” or leave.
The fresh job cuts are expected to target employees in Twitter’s sales and partnerships teams, according to Bloomberg. The report adds that the layoffs could be announced as soon as tomorrow.
Musk, the world’s richest man, asked the team leaders in those departments to agree to fire more employees. Robin Wheeler, who ran marketing and sales, refused to do so, the report said. So did Maggie Suniewick, who ran partnerships. Both lost their jobs as a result, Bloomberg reports.
Twitter, which no longer has a communications department, did not respond to a message sent to its press line.
Musk has come under fire has been criticized for radical changes at Twitter, which he bought less than a month ago for $44 billion. In one of his first decisions on the microblogging platform, Musk fired 50 percent of Twitter’s 7,500 employees. He also scrapped the company’s work-from-home policy.
Nearly 1,200 employees resigned following Musk’s “hardcore work” ultimatum, which forced Twitter to close its offices until Monday.
Musk’s fumbled attempt to revamp user verification with a controversial subscription service led to a series of fake accounts and pranks and prompted major advertisers to walk away from the platform.
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