News: Twitter ends global engineering work in Bengaluru, lays off employees


Twitter ends global engineering work in Bengaluru, lays off employees

As a part of its Normal Business Review, Twitter slays its global engineering workforce in Bengaluru.
Twitter ends global engineering work in Bengaluru, lays off employees

Microblogging site Twitter has decided to cease its global engineering work at Bengaluru Development Centre leading to lay-offs as reported to Yourstory by a Twitter spokesperson. Altough the company did not disclose the number of employees being sacked by this move, multiple media sources has reported about 60 employees to get affected. 

When contacted, Twitter stated that they are thankful to the impacted employees for their valuable contributions and are doing their best to provide them a respectful exit from the company. 

While this move has come as a major setback for the San Francisco headquartered company, Twitter spokesperson said, “We will still remain committed to India as a strategic market for users, partners and advertisers to further expand our audience, increase user engagement and drive revenue in this important market”. 

Considering the stagnant growth Twitter had been showing, investors are also not so confident where the company is heading to in future. To this, Twitter official clarified, “Only the global engineering workforce in Bengaluru is affected. We will still maintain a presence in Bengaluru with staff from other functions and will continue to hire for other positions in our offices across India”. Twitter has offices in three locations in India— Delhi, Mumbai, and Bengaluru. 

This move is seen as a contrast to June 2015, when Twitter showed positivity towards Indian market with plans to double on its operations in the country to build localized products appropriate for markets and escalate its employee strength to 50.

India being one of the imperative markets of Twitter, this move is quite likely to aggravate the doom and gloom surrounding the firm.

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