During an all-hands meeting on Monday, Elon Musk informed the remainder of his employees that the waves of layoffs are done, and that Twitter is ready to start hiring again, according to two people present at the meeting.
“In terms of critical hires, I would say people who are great at writing software are the highest priority,” Musk said during the meeting. Twitter recruiters are already reaching out to engineers, asking them to join “Twitter 2.0 — an Elon company.”
The meeting, which was held at the company headquarters in San Francisco, was the second meeting of its kind since Musk took over. The purpose was for him to reassure his remaining workforce that the layoffs have come to an end, and encouraged them to refer new hires.
The last time Musk gathered all of his employees for a briefing, he told them that the social media giant might be facing bankruptcy and warned them of “extremely hardcore” work expectations.
One employee noted that Musk’s comments on Monday were met with “some relief,” which isn’t surprising given his dire warnings from the previous all-hands meeting. That goes double given the fact he just finished laying off even more people from the Twitter sales department the same day, effectively culling almost all of its senior leadership.