As lay offs in the technology sectors continue, Twitter has reportedly laid off no fewer than two hundred (200) employees.
According to reports in the New York Times, it said the tech giant had cut 10% of its current workforce, which it estimated at 2,000 staff.
As staff learned of their fate, Mr Musk tweeted: “Hope you have a good Sunday. First day of the rest of your life.”
Hope you have a good Sunday.
First day of the rest of your life.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 26, 2023
Esther Crawford, chief executive of Twitter Payments, who oversaw the Twitter Blue verification subscription model, said she was “deeply proud of my team” in a tweet after being among those released.
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And senior product manager Martijn de Kuijper, who founded newsletter tool Revue which Twitter acquired in 2021, said he found out he had lost his job after being locked out of his work emails.
“Waking up to find I’ve been locked out of my email. Looks like I’m let go. Now my Revue journey is really over” Martijn tweeted.