Following Elon Musk’s $44 billion acquisition of Twitter Inc, the firm cut almost half of its workforce on Friday. Now, Bloomberg News reported on Sunday, the company is reaching out to the dozens of workers who lost their jobs and pleading with them to come back.
Some of the people who have been asked to return were unintentionally fired. According to the report, which cited persons with direct knowledge of the actions, some people were fired before management learned that their work and experience could be required to create the new features Elon Musk envisioned.
According to Twitter’s head of safety and integrity Yoel Roth, the company recently laid off 50% of its workforce, including members of the trust and safety team.
The social media company’s employees said in tweets that some product and engineering teams, as well as teams in charge of communications, content curation, human rights, and machine learning ethics, had been removed.
In Elon Musk’s first significant update to the social media site, Twitter updated its app on Saturday and started charging $8 for coveted blue check verification marks.