Following Elon Musk’s $44 billion acquisition of Twitter Inc., the company cut almost half of its workforce on Friday. However, Bloomberg News reported on Sunday that the company is reaching out to dozens of employees who lost their jobs and pleading with them to come back.
Some of the people who have been asked to return were mistakenly sacked. According to the story, which cited persons with direct knowledge of the actions, some workers were fired before management learned that their labor and skills could be required to develop the new features Musk envisioned.
According to Twitter’s head of safety and integrity Yoel Roth, the company recently laid off 50% of its workforce, including employees of the trust and safety team.
The social media company’s employees said in tweets that several product and engineering departments, as well as teams in charge of communications, content moderation, human rights, and machine learning ethics, had been laid off.
In Elon Musk’s first major change to the social media platform, Twitter updated its app in the Apple App Store on Saturday and started charging $8 for the iconic blue check verification marks.