(ANSA) – MILAN, 08 JUL – Twitter has fired 30% of the team dedicated to recruiting, two months after the freezing of hiring throughout the company. A spokesperson for the social network told Techcrunch, refusing to share the exact number of affected employees. According to the Washington Post, the situation of the platform is not the best, so much so that even the acquisition by Elon Musk would have by now been skipped. For months, Twitter has suspended most of its hiring and re-entry, aside from the most critical roles. This is just the umpteenth difficulty that affects the giants of the web, so much so that it is estimated that over 30,000 workers in the sector have been laid off in the last two months, with social networks not immune to the market crisis. Competitors such as Meta-Facebook and Snap have taken precautionary measures to cope with the situation. Just last week, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg told employees that they need to prepare for more resource-intensive months with more work and fewer staff. According to the Post, Musk and the rest of the consortium no longer seem willing to conclude the acquisition of the microblog having “interrupted the discussions relating to the financing”.
After the announcement of the deal with Elon Musk, Parag Agrawal, who had replaced Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, dismissed manager Keyvon Beykpour and product leader Bruce Falck. In December, the company lost its chief design officer Dantley Davis and chief engineering officer Michael Montano.
A month later, security experts Rinki Sethi and Peiter Zatko also left. (HANDLE).