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‘Twitter is done with layoffs and ready to hire again’

‘Twitter is done with layoffs and ready to hire again’

After leaving jobless nearly two-thirds of Twitter’s 7,500-person workforce in three weeks, Tesla’s chief Elon Musk is hiring again.

During an all-hands meeting with Twitter employees, Musk said that the company is done with layoffs and actively recruiting for roles in engineering and sales and that employees are encouraged to make referrals.

However, Musk’s comments were made the same day that an unspecified wave of cuts hit Twitter’s sales department, which has lost almost all of its senior leadership since Musk took over.

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Musk didn’t specify the kinds of engineering or sales roles Twitter was hiring for, and the company doesn’t currently have any open roles listed on its website. 

“In terms of critical hires, I would say people who are great at writing software are the highest priority,” he said during the meeting. The Verge reported last week that Twitter recruiters were already reaching out to engineers asking them to join “Twitter 2.0 — an Elon company.”

Musk also told employees that there were “no plans” to move Twitter’s headquarters to Texas as he did with Tesla, but that it could make sense to be “dual-headquartered” in California and Texas.

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