Two out of the Three Twitter Offices Close Down in India
Engineers from Twitter's Bangalore office will remain to work from the office.
NEW DELHI: Twitter, which is owned by multi-billionaire Elon Musk, reportedly closed two of its three offices in India and told employees to work from home. Reportedly, Twitter closed its headquarters in Delhi and Mumbai after laying off 90% of its personnel since Elon Musk took control of the company.
During the Global Government Conference in Dubai, Musk stated via video link, "I need to stabilize the organization and just make sure it's in a financially sound place in that the product path is laid out.
The three members of Twitter's India team are the national lead as well as two others who are responsible for the north and east, as well as the south and west regions, were told to work remotely.
As opposed to this, engineers from Twitter's Bangalore office will remain to work from the office. They are not a member of the India team, reporting largely to the US headquarters.
The plan to shut down two of Twitter's three physical locations in India is being hailed as the next step to the large-scale layoffs that were undertaken since late 2022 when 90 per cent of the company's about 200+ employees there were let go as the new CEO Elon Musk sought to cut expenses.
In October, billionaire Musk purchased Twitter in a $44 billion deal and implemented several product changes, including charging for the Twitter-verified Blue check-mark service. Within weeks of his arrival, he also fired half of the 7,500-person workforce.
Many of the decisions taken by the billionaire had reportedly backfired in the recent time. The ambitious Twitter Blue, a payment-based verification service was initially closed shortly after its launch and the detection of multiple problems. He later restarted it as a more secure and subscription-based service with different levels of verification and identification for different types of users.
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