It can now be argued that Twitter’s downsizing plan did not go as smoothly as the company’s new management had hoped, if only for the reason that some employees had to be persuaded to return. In India, where the Twitter team consisted of about 300 people, just over ten employees were able to keep their jobs after layoffs, according to conflicting data.
The Indian media were predictably the first to report on the relevant events last Friday, as many Twitter employees in India were unable to log into corporate information systems or get into one of the three local offices. It was reported that the company’s representative office in Bangalore was completely closed, and only security was present on the spot on Friday.
Of the 300 people working for Twitter in India, only 50 were able to keep their jobs, according to OpIndia. The reductions affected almost all the functional divisions of the company in this country, and the specialists responsible for communications were dismissed in full force. Not without personnel losses among engineering specialists. Marketers have suffered greatly in this regard. Many laid-off employees did not even have time to receive notifications, for them it was a complete surprise.
Bloomberg claims that just over 10 of Twitter’s more than 200 employees in India have retained their jobs at the company. In fact, 90% of local staff were laid off, and about 70% of the layoffs were in software development and engineering teams.
It still remains a mystery how, with the help of such a greatly reduced team, Twitter will be able to carry out local moderation of the social network, because in India this platform is quite actively used for political debate. Prime Minister Narendra Modi alone has over 84 million followers. In addition to its Bangalore office, Twitter has one office each in New Delhi and Mumbai.