Elon Musk is reportedly done with the layoffs on Twitter and now wants to hire employees again after almost half of the company’s workforce was cut earlier this month.
According to information from The Verge, during a meeting on Monday, Musk told employees that the company is suspending layoffs and is actively hiring jobs specifically in the areas of sales and engineering. Staff were also encouraged to make recommendations for the roles.
“In terms of critical employees, I’d say people who are excellent at writing software are the top priority,” Musk said during the meeting, according to The Verge.
The meeting follows Musk’s ultimatum to Twitter employees last week that they commit to working “hardcore” hours or leave the company with a three-month severance package. Hundreds of employees chose to resign rather than commit to longer hours and more intensive work.
Since Musk’s acquisition of Twitter at the end of October, a number of executives have left the social media platform, including most recently Damien Viel, the French head of Twitter, who announced on Monday that he would resign from his position.
During Monday’s meeting, Musk also told employees that he had no intention of moving Twitter’s headquarters from California to Texas, as with Tesla, but that it would make sense to have “dual headquarters” in both states, The Verge reported.
“If we wanted to move headquarters to Texas, I think that would contribute to the idea that Twitter has gone from left to right, which isn’t the case,” Musk reportedly told employees.
“This is not a right-leaning acquisition of Twitter. It’s a moderate takeover of Twitter,” he added, according to The Verge.
The meeting comes days after Musk resumed accounts of high-profile and controversial figures, including former President Trump, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) and rapper Ye, formerly known as Kanye West.
Trump said over the weekend that he had no interest in returning to Twitter.
“I don’t see any reason why,” Trump said in a virtual appearance ahead of the annual leadership meeting of the Republican-Jewish Coalition on Saturday.
“They have a lot of problems on Twitter, you see what’s going on. It can do it, maybe not,” he added.