Twitter layoffs: Elon Musk is said to have terminated roughly 3,800 employees, or about 50% of the workforce at Twitter, in addition to at least 4,400 contractual employees. Platformer and Axios have reported that the microblogging platform is currently firing contract workers.
“Contractors aren’t being notified at all, they’re just losing access to Slack and email. Managers figured it out when their workers just disappeared from the system,” tweeted Platformer’s Casey Newton.
“They heard nothing from their leaders,” he posted.
The second round of layoffs that began over the weekend received no response from either Twitter or Musk. Many discovered they were no longer employed by the firm when they suddenly lost access to Twitter’s internal systems.
“One of my contractors just got deactivated without notice in the middle of making critical changes to our child safety workflows,” one manager posted in the company’s internal Slack messaging platform.
Many contractors were placed on teams without full-time employees as a result of Twitter’s earlier layoffs, Engadget claimed, leaving no one to certify their time sheets.