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Twitter fires majority of employees in India as part of global layoffs

Twitter has fired the majority of its over 200 employees in India as 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 are 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 has been sacked, the sources said.

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

This was followed by an exodus of top management. 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 said on condition of anonymity.

Another source said the layoffs have 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. PTI

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