Mass layoffs at Twitter could hinder severance payouts

Job cuts expected to exceed 140 announced as absence of key HR staff could delay payments for others departing

Staff in Ireland were told last Thursday that the building would be temporarily closed and that all access would be suspended until Monday. Picture: Getty

Job losses at Twitter will rise higher than the 140 notified to Leo Varadkar last week, as fears have grown within the company that it may be left without enough human resources staff in Europe to promptly process a wave of severance and redundancy payments.

Several members of Twitter’s HR division have left the firm in recent weeks as part of swingeing job cuts instigated by Elon Musk, its new owner, according to sources in ...