Twitter closes its operations in Delhi and Mumbai, leaving the India team with just three staff.
According to the people cited above, the three people in Twitter’s India team include the country lead and two others covering the north and east, as well as the south and west regions, and all of them, continue to work from home.
Meanwhile, Twitter’s Bengaluru office is a shared space staffed by engineers who mostly report directly to the US office and are not part of the India team.
Before that Musk Also fires employee because of declining engagement on tweets
The decision to close two of the three physical offices in India is a continuation or extension of the mass layoffs that occurred at Twitter India in late 2022, during which 90 percent of the company’s roughly 200-plus employees in India were let go as new CEO Elon Musk sought to cut costs.
Billionaire Elon Musk purchased Twitter in October for $44 billion and implemented numerous product and organizational changes, including the Twitter-verified Blue Checkmark as a paid service. He also fired half of the 7,500-strong workforce within weeks of joining.
Musk stated in November 2022 that Twitter was facing a “massive drop in revenue” as advertisers left. According to the Information, a top ad executive revealed at a staff meeting that the social media platform’s revenue for the fourth quarter fell about 35% to $1.025 billion.
Since its $44 billion acquisition, Twitter has failed to pay millions of dollars in rent for its San Francisco and London offices, been sued by multiple contractors for unpaid services, and auctioned off everything from bird statues to espresso machines to raise funds.
Musk stated in November 2022 that Twitter was facing a “massive drop in revenue” as advertisers left.