Twitter co-founder and former CEO Jack Dorsey recently apologized on the social media platform for the ongoing struggles the company’s employees are facing. Dorsey announced he was leaving Twitter on November 29, 2021, after handing over the reins to Chief Technology Officer Parag Agrawal, who took over as CEO. The executive left the board in May 2022 following the sale to Elon Musk.
“People past and present on Twitter are strong and resilient,” Dorsey said. “No matter how difficult it is right now, they will always find a way. I realize that many are angry with me. I am responsible for why everyone is in this situation. I have grown the size of the company so quickly. I apologize for that.”
Dorsey said, “I appreciate and love everyone who works at Twitter. I don’t expect it to be mutual right now…or never…and I understand.”
This comes after news on Twitter that Musk plans to initiate a mass layoff, laying off about 3,700 employees in the process. This number actually represents about half of the company. Musk has already fired the board along with several key executives, including Vijaya Gadde, who previously made headlines for banning former President of the United States, Donald Trump.
The layoffs have already resulted in legal action, as large companies must give workers at least 60 days’ notice before mass layoffs. Lawyer Shannon Liss-Riordan said: “We brought this case tonight to make sure employees are aware that they should not sign their rights and that they have a way to claim their rights.”