Twitter is now urging some laid-off workers to come back

After about half the company was laid off after Elon Musk’s $44 billion acquisition on Friday, Twitter is now contacting dozens of employees who have lost their jobs, asking them to return.

Some of those being asked to return were accidentally fired, according to two people familiar with the moves.

Others were fired before management realized their work and experience might be necessary to develop the new features Musk envisions, people said, asking not to be identified when discussing private information.

Twitter shed nearly 3,700 people via email this week to cut costs following its acquisition of Musk, which closed in late October.

Many employees found out they lost their jobs after their access to company-wide systems like email and Slack was suddenly suspended.

How hectic and chaotic the process was is shown by the employees’ claims for reimbursement.

A Twitter spokesman did not respond to a request for comment.

Twitter’s plan to rehire employees was previously reported by Platformer.

“Unfortunately, in terms of reducing Twitter’s power, when the company is losing over $4 million a day, there is no other choice,” Musk tweeted on Friday.

Twitter has nearly 3,700 employees left, according to people familiar with the matter.

Musk urges those who stay with the company to develop new features quickly, and in some cases employees have even slept in the office to meet new deadlines.

Over the weekend, Twitter rolled out a new Twitter Blue subscription plan that offers a verification tick to any user who pays $8 a month.

The company also said it will soon be rolling out more features, including half the ads, the ability to post longer videos, and prioritization of replies, mentions, and searches.

The New York Times reported today that Twitter will delay changes to the tick marks until after Tuesday’s midterm elections in the US, after users and staff raised concerns the plan could be used to sow discord.

https://www.independent.ie/business/world/twitter-now-asks-some-fired-workers-to-come-back-42123297.html Twitter is now urging some laid-off workers to come back

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