Twitter has laid off more employees from the rest of its public policy team, after laying off an undisclosed number of engineers in its infrastructure vertical last week. A member of the Twitter public policy team tweeted late Thursday that he had been removed. Theodora (Theo) Skadas posted, “Yesterday was my last day at Twitter, as half the rest of the public policy team has been fired from the company. It’s hard to overstate how lucky I am to have had this extraordinary opportunity. It really was a dream job.”
“I’m proud of the work we’ve done to protect people in global conflicts, including Iran, Ukraine and Libya,” he said. According to Musk, Twitter now has just over 2,000 employees. It had over 7,500 employees when he took over in October. Musk said in the latest live audio conversation platform Twitter Spaces that Twitter was on track to lose about $3 billion next year, but should now be ‘roughly cash flow break even’ after the job cuts.
Twitter fired around 3,700 employees in early November to cut costs. Hundreds later resigned. The company was also sued in the US for mass layoffs without giving employees advance written notice. The plaintiffs’ compensatory damages (including back wages), as well as declaratory relief, pre-and post-judgment interest, as well as other attorneys’ fees. Seeking a series of reliefs including fees and costs.