Twitter has seen remarkable changes since Elon Musk, a wealthy businessman took control of the platform. People have been shocked by one such occurrence, in which the microblogging site sacked over 90% of its staff in India over the weekend.
The change is a result of Musk’s goal to lower Twitter’s expenses internationally, but it has reduced the company’s product and engineering workforce in a market with significant room for expansion.
Just over a dozen of the company’s workers in India remain as a result of the drastic reduction, according to persons with knowledge of the situation who spoke to Bloomberg on condition of anonymity.
With multiple Big IT companies, like Twitter, Google, and Meta Platforms, depending on its enormous potential to discover new users online, India is recognized as one of the most potential-driven nations in the world for growth in the tech sector.
When it comes to the material on their platforms, these corporations must adhere to stringent local rules.
The latest employment layoffs for Twitter in India have prioritized the product and engineering departments. One of the individuals, who desired to remain anonymous, said that the teams were carrying out a worldwide mandate for the microblogging platform.
According to Bloomberg, the company also made promotions across all of its divisions, including corporate communications, marketing, and public policy. The corporation has reduced its workforce in San Francisco by around half of its entire number.
The Twitter offices in India are located in Bengaluru, a center for technology, New Delhi, and Mumbai.
According to Bloomberg, the business now only has roughly 3,700 employees worldwide. Musk is pressuring those who are still working for the firm to provide new features, with some staying up late to fulfill deadlines at their workplaces.