Twitter, after firing about 50 per cent of Twitter’s workforce, or about 3,800 employees, now Elon Musk has laid off over 4,400 contractual workers without Notice.
Separate reports from Platformer and Axios have shared the information through a series of tweets saying, “company sources tell me that yesterday Twitter eliminated ~4,400 of its ~5,500 contract employees, with cuts expected to have significant impact to content moderation and the core infrastructure services that keep the site up and running.”
“Getting word that a large number of Twitter contractors were just laid off this afternoon with no notice, both in the US and abroad. Functions affected appear to include content moderation, real estate, and marketing, among others”, another tweet said.
Further, the Contractors aren’t being notified at all, they’re just losing access to Slack and email. The Managers have to figure out the workers who have disappeared from the system.
Twitter explains that the jobs cuts are part of a “reprioritization and savings exercise.” However, some of Twitter’s contract workers were based in India as well.