Twitter closes offices in Delhi, Mumbai; staff asked to work from home

Twitter closes offices in Delhi, Mumbai; staff asked to work from home
Amid layoffs and a severe cost-cutting, Twitter has closed offices in Delhi and Mumbai and asked staff to work from home, according to sources. The micro-blogging platform's Bengaluru office which largely has engineering staff remains operational, the sources said.

The Delhi and Mumbai offices shuttered a few weeks ago, with remaining staff now working from home, sources privy to the matter said.

However, the number of employees affected by the move could not be immediately ascertained. A mail sent to Twitter on the issue did not elicit a response.

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The closure of the two offices in key locations in India comes as the platform has initiated a massive cost-cutting drive globally, after billionaire Elon Musk's USD 44 billion takeovers of Twitter, last year.

The firm downsized from more than 7,000 people to 2,300 active employees across the globe - the mass-layoffs began with the firing of CEO Parag Agrawal as well as the CFO and many other high-ranking leaders last year.


In the retrenchments that followed, Twitter fired the majority of its over 200 employees in India as well. Only a handful was spared as layoffs culled roles across engineering, sales and marketing, and communications teams.

The US-based social media platform, in an internal e-mail to employees in early November, said, "in an effort to place Twitter on a healthy path, we will go through the difficult process of reducing our global workforce..."

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