Weeks after SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk fired 75 per cent of Twitter staff including the C-suites, the billionaire has now reportedly sacked more employees. As per media reports, Twitter layoffs have not stopped and this time, they have affected more people but in a different division.
According to a report by The Information, Twitter’s new boss has sacked some employees from its infrastructure division. While the exact number of impacted employees is still not clear, many engineers who were sacked got an email stating that their roles were not longer required at Twitter.
The report further adds that the way these Twitter layoffs in the infrastructure division were executed was via an official email on Friday evening. Before this as well, Elon Musk reportedly sacked Twitter’s head of infrastructure and many other senior employees.
Ever since Elon Musk completed the $44 billion worth Twitter acquisition, he has cut down the workforce in order to reportedly strengthen the company’s profitability as it was making losses. While he started with firing Twitter’s former CEO Parag Agarwal, his moves also reportedly impacted the jobs of Alan Rosa, Head, Global Information Technology at Twitter, Vice President of Information Security and many other senior management roles.
These continued Twitter layoffs add to the list of tech layoffs, ones that have impacted thousands of people globally. From Amazon to Twitter, Meta parent Facebook, Cognizant and so on, major tech players fired employees as the world economy progresses towards a slowdown. While many speculated the tech layoffs to stick to the industry, these layoffs also spread to other industries like consumer goods, media and so on.