Some Twitter staff who committed to Elon Musk’s ‘hardcore’ Twitter 2.0 last week have since been laid off, report says

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A number of Twitter sales staff who committed to Elon Musk’s “Twitter 2.0” last week have now been laid-off.
Both Platformer and Bloomberg reported the news, saying cuts started on Sunday evening.
Bloomberg reported that Musk is trying to balance layoffs across the technical and sales sides of Twitter.

Some Twitter staff who signed up to stay at Elon Musk’s “hardcore” Twitter 2.0 last week have since been laid off, Platformer’s Casey Newton reported.

Some employees on Twitter’s sales team have been given notice that they are being laid off since Sunday evening, despite having committed to Musk’s ultimatum to work harder and longer under his leadership, Bloomberg reported.

Account managers and client partners on the sales team were part of the layoffs on Sunday evening, Platformer reported.

Musk is cutting more roles in an effort to balance out remaining employees across sales and technical sides of the company after deep cuts in engineering, sources told Bloomberg. 

Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Insider about the additional layoffs.

Twitter’s new head of advertising sales Chris Riedy organized an all-hands meeting with Musk for the sales team on Sunday, to which a large number of employees showed up, per Bloomberg. During that meeting Musk discussed his plans for ads and the implications of bringing back Trump to the platform, but made no mention of the impending layoffs. 

One employee told the Wall Street Journal that he found out he had been laid off on Monday morning through an email that said his role was no longer necessary. 

Riedy has replaced Robin Wheeler who had initially been persuaded by Musk to stay at Twitter after handing in a resignation letter on November 10.

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Source:: Businessinsider

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