Musk said that the company had stopped laying off employees and began a new recruitment phase since, out of 7500 employees over the past three weeks, almost two-thirds of employees were fired from Twitter, and now the company has only 2700 people.
Now Musk intends to hire new employees, mainly in software and sales, after around 1,000 employees recently left the company voluntarily.
According to The Verge, Musk said there would be no more layoffs after a meeting on Monday. Instead, Twitter is said to be actively looking for new employees in technology and sales. He encouraged the remaining workforce to make recommendations.
Elon Musk’s decision to halt the layoffs came only hours after he dismissed two of the senior executives in the business and sales division, Robin Wheeler and Maggie Suniewick, for refusing to lay off any more people in their respective divisions.
The hiring announcement came on the same day that Elon Musk continued to cut sales. Currently, there are no new vacancies on the company’s website. As Elon Musk stated, finding software developers will have the highest priority.
Musk also calmed those employees worried about rumours about the company’s headquarters moving from California to Texas. Musk said he has “no plans” to move Twitter’s headquarters to Texas as he did with Tesla, but that “dual headquarters” in California and Texas might make sense.