India, Nov. 22 -- Elon Musk recently conducted a hands-on meeting informing employees that Twitter has officially kicked into hiring mode. Musk infamously laid off over 50% of the staff (a percentage that represents 7,500 employees) on taking over the social media platform. Now, these layoffs have been paused and the company is looking to hire more sales and engineering staff. The company is also putting the launch of Twitter Blue on pause until they have "high confidence of stopping impersonation". In what sounds like an ironic request, Musk also asked the existing employees at Twitter to send in referrals. Misery, after all, loves company.

Why did Twitter fire so many employees in the first place?

According to a report by The Verge, M...