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Musk-led Twitter laid off some employees by mistake, asks them to come back

Dozens of canned workers asked back after Twitter realizes they’re still needed.

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After layoffs targeting half the company, the Elon Musk-led Twitter is reportedly asking dozens of employees to come back.

“Some of those who are being asked to return were laid off by mistake, according to two people familiar with the moves. Others were let go before management realized that their work and experience may be necessary to build the new features Musk envisions, the people said, asking not to be identified discussing private information,” Bloomberg wrote.

On Friday, barely a week after Musk bought Twitter, the company moved ahead with a plan to lay off about 50 percent of its workforce. About 3,700 people were reportedly laid off. “Many employees learned they lost their job after their access to company-wide systems, like email and Slack, were suddenly suspended. The requests for employees to return demonstrate how rushed and chaotic the process was,” Bloomberg wrote.

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