Elon Musk may have fired thousands of Twitter employees after buying the struggling social media platform for $44bn, but that has not stopped him from hiring his cousins to try and help turn around the company

The sons of the billionaire’s uncle on his father’s side of the family, James and Andrew Musk, have joined the San Francisco-based business, reports Business Insider.

According to sources cited by the magazine, James Musk is “a fixer type” who collaborates on projects with the Tesla CEO while Andrew Musk focuses on software programming.

Elon Musk hires his cousins to work at Twitter

Despite months of attempts to back out of the agreement, around 70% of the company’s 7,500 employees have been let go or resigned since Mr. Musk took control Twitter in October.

This includes every senior executive who was let go on Mr. Musk’s first day as Twitter’s CEO.

For his other businesses, Mr. Musk has hired staff members, including engineers from Tesla and The Boring Company.

Some employees are now sleeping at the company’s headquarters in office space that has been turned into bedrooms after Mr Musk instituted a new “hardcore” work culture.

San Francisco city building inspectors are now investigating that situation, A representative for the San Francisco Department of Building Inspection told the radio station, “We need to make sure the building is being used as intended.  Additionally, earlier this week, the janitors who maintain Twitter’s headquarters went on strike. According to the SEIU Local 87 union, Mr. Musk did not update their employment agreement with Flagship, the company that employs them.

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