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Twitter could face further layoffs – Bloomberg – RT Business News
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The next round of layoffs would target the platform’s sales and partnerships departments

Twitter’s new owner Elon Musk is considering laying off more employees from the social media platform after it already halved the workforce earlier this month, Bloomberg reported on Saturday.

According to the report, the layoffs are expected to begin Monday and will target Twitter’s sales and partnership programs.

Last week, Musk offered Twitter staff an ultimatum to either accept longer working hours”high intensity“in a plus”hardcore» Twitter version, or be dismissed with three months of severance pay. He gave employees 24 hours to respond and said those who didn’t would be considered fired. The move prompted a massive resignation, particularly among the platform’s engineers, Bloomberg sources said.

Later, Musk also reportedly asked Robin Wheeler, head of marketing and sales, and Maggie Suniewick, head of partnerships, to lay off more of their staff. However, the two were apparently unwilling to do so and were released themselves. Neither Wheeler nor Suniewick responded to Bloomberg’s requests for comment. However, the two posted tweet Friday that looked like farewell.

Twitter, which lost its communications service amid Musk’s thinning of ranks, also did not respond to inquiries about the reported layoffs.

Musk laid off half of Twitter’s 7,500 employees in early November, days after taking over the company in a $44 billion acquisition deal on October 28. He also dissolved the social network’s board of directors, removing CEO Parag Agrawal, chief financial officer Ned Segal and chief legal policy officer Vijaya Gadde, among others.

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The Washington Post recently reported that before taking over the company, Musk offered investors to cut 75% of the platform’s staff altogether.

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