Twitter will no longer fire and fire people, Elon Musk reportedly told remaining employees after asking employees to commit to “extremely tough” Twitter during an all-hands meeting. Corresponding The edgewho heard a partial recording of the event, the company is even actively recruiting for technical and sales positions. Musk apparently made the announcement the same day layoffs hit the company’s sales and partnerships teams. Robin Wheeler, Twitter’s head of ad sales, and Maggie Suniewick, vice president of partnerships, were reportedly fired for defying Musk’s directive to lay off more employees. All of this, of course, came after the site’s new owner ordered layoffs that halved the company’s workforce.
Musk didn’t specify which roles Twitter is hiring for during the meeting, The edge said, but he said that “[i]When it comes to important hires, people who write great software are the top priority.” Since this was also Musk’s first time meeting with employees after his acquisition, employees asked him questions about the company’s future, including whether Twitter will be Move headquarters to Texas like Tesla did.
He also said that a move to Texas “would address the idea that Twitter went left-to-right.” Musk said that wasn’t the case. “It’s a moderate take on Twitter… to be the digital marketplace, we need to represent people with a wide range of views, even if we disagree with those views,” he added. As The edge notes that Twitter recently fired people who tweeted and otherwise called Musk.