Elon Musk Impact: A majority of Twitter's Indian staff sacked

Twitter has fired a majority of its over 200 employees in India as a part of mass layoffs across the globe ordered by its new owner Elon Musk who is looking to make his $44-billion acquisition work. 

Sources said the layoffs were across engineering, sales and marketing and communications teams. 

However, there is no clarity yet on the severance package to be paid to employees laid off in India. 

The entire marketing and communications department in India had been sacked, the sources said. 

The world’s richest businessman began his innings at Twitter last week by firing CEO Parag Agrawal as well as the CFO and some other top executives. 

This was followed by an exodus of top management. Mr Musk has now started a massive exercise to downsize the company’s global workforce. 

“Layoff has started. Some of my colleagues have received email notification regarding this,” a Twitter India employee told the PTI on condition of anonymity. 

Another source said that the layoffs had affected a “significant chunk” of the India team. 

The full details of the job cuts were not immediately available. 

Twitter India did not respond to email queries. 

The US-based social media platform, in an internal email to employees earlier, had said: “In an effort to place Twitter on a healthy path, we will go through the difficult process of reducing our global workforce on Friday.” It said that “everyone will receive an individual email”. 

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