After massively reducing its staff numbers, Elon Musk’s Twitter is now planning to re-hire some of the laid-off staff.
Two sources told Bloomberg some workers who are being asked to return were mistakenly terminated.
Others were fired before management realized their experience would be required to make the additional features Musk wants after his £44 billion takeover.
On Friday, November 4, the social media behemoth slashed nearly 50 percent of its workforce.
Some 3,700 staff were laid off via email email this week in order to cut expenses following Musk’s acquisition.
Many employees discovered they had lost their jobs after their access to company-wide tools such as email and Slack was abruptly blocked.
A Twitter spokesperson did not respond to a request for comment.
Musk said: “Regarding Twitter’s reduction in force, unfortunately there is no choice when the company is losing over $4M/day.”
People with knowledge of the matter said Twitter has around 3,700 employees left.
Musk is urging those who remain at the firm to release new features as quickly as possible, and in some cases, staffers have even slept at the office to meet new targets.
The platform launched a new Twitter Blue subscription plan over the weekend, which includes a verification check mark for every user who pays $8 a month.
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The firm also said that other features, like half the ads, the option to post longer videos, and priority ranking in replies, mentions, and searches, will be available shortly.
Twitter is said to be delaying changes to the check marks until after the midterm elections on Tuesday, November 8.
The move follows user and employee concerns that the strategy may be abused to stir conflict.