IT companies are looking for experienced engineers who have left

IT companies are looking for experienced engineers who have left Twitter

Amid massive layoffs at Twitter and a slew of other developments since Elon Musk acquired the company, some tech companies are making big efforts to hire former employees of the social network. This is especially true for Twitter’s talented engineers and top executives who have lost their jobs.

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After Elon Musk became head of Twitter, around 3,700 employees were fired from the company. Hundreds of other Twitter employees left the company of their own volition because they were dissatisfied with the policies of the new leadership. One of the youngest top executives to leave the company was the head of the French Twitter division, who resigned a few days ago.

Taking the opportunity to recruit experienced engineers, some companies are trying to air their disagreements with Elon Musk’s business practices on Twitter. One of these companies is HubSpot, an American software developer. HubSpot hiring chief Katie Burke wrote on LinkedIn slamming Musk for not taking criticism from employees, adding that her company is willing to hire Twitter experts.

Other companies did the same. For example, Amanda Richardson, CEO of software developer CoderPad, published an open letter to former Twitter employees. She also criticized Musk, including for the ban on remote work that the billionaire announced shortly after taking over Twitter.

Other US IT companies like Meta* Platforms and Amazon have also laid off thousands of employees in recent weeks due to the uncertain economic situation. However, Musk’s public criticism underscores the high demand for highly skilled IT professionals.

* It is included in the list of public associations and religious organizations for which the court made a final decision to liquidate or ban activities on the grounds provided for in Federal Law No. 114-FZ of July 25. 2002 “On Countering Extremist Activities”.


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Robbie Elmers

Robbie Elmers is a staff writer for Tech News Space, covering software, applications and services.

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