Twitter Australia staff being let go in another round of layoffs

Experiences have emerged within the Sydney Morning Herald as we speak that Twitter has begun shedding the remainder of its Australian workers, which means the corporate will now not have any workers within the nation.

The reviews have come from trade sources who spoke on the situation of anonymity as they weren’t authorised to speak to the press. The reviews declare that Twitter had closed its Australian workplace, and this come alongside information that different regional places of work are additionally being shuttered and workers laid off.

The information follows Elon Musk’s aquisition of Twitter final 12 months for USD$44b, after which he has made important cuts to Twitter’s workforce globally to attempt to stem the claimed USD$4m per day of losses.

Although Twitter has maintained a presence in Australia for some years, its workplace in Sydney was closed in mid 2022 with workers shifting to solely distant work. Nonetheless, with Musk’s takeover final 12 months, distant employees have been instructed to return to places of work and – with no workplace to return to – the writing has been on the wall for Twitter’s Australian workers for a short while now.

Different tech giants corresponding to Apple, Meta, and Google preserve a sizeable presence within the area and in Australia particularly, and it raises questions on how Twitter will have the ability to work with authorities ought to potential regulatory points come up (as they so typically do on this area).

On a private observe, we really feel for the Twitter workers who’ve misplaced their roles with Twitter, and we want them the very best for locating their subsequent gig within the not too distant future. We all know it’s a tough time to be unemployed, however on the identical time, January is usually a nice time to discover a new function as properly. Better of luck Twitter Australia workforce, and will we see you once more someplace else very quickly.

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