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Twitter tells staff to expect layoff notices Friday morning

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On Friday, Twitter sent an email notifying employees if they had been laid off, temporarily closing offices and preventing access for staff.

In an email to employees, the social media company said it would warn employees about the job cuts by noon Friday.

“We will go through a difficult process of laying off our global workforce on Friday to put Twitter back on a healthy trajectory,” said an email seen by Reuters.

Twitter said it was temporarily closing its offices and suspending access to all badges “to ensure the security of each employee, Twitter’s systems and customer data.”

Twitter employees not affected by the layoffs will be notified via their work email addresses, according to the social media platform.

The dismissed staff will be notified at their personal email addresses of next steps, according to the memo.

Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The layoffs capped a week-long purge by Mr. Musk, who demanded drastic cost cuts and imposed an aggressive new work ethic across social media companies.

Elon Musk, who bought Twitter for $44 billion last week, has previously said he plans to lay off up to 75% of the social media company’s current workforce. (Joe Skipper/Reuters)

Corporate Chill, Chaos and Uncertainty

He had already cleaned out the company’s senior executives, firing its chief executive officer and top finance and legal executives. Did.

Musk’s first week as Twitter owner was marked by confusion and uncertainty. Two all-hands meetings were scheduled for him, but they were canceled after a few hours. The employee told Reuters that information must be pieced together through media reports, private his message groups and anonymous forums.

The long-anticipated layoffs have chilled Twitter’s famously open corporate culture, which employees look up to.

Hundreds of people rushed to the company’s Slack instant messaging channel to say goodbye as soon as the emails reached Twitter employees’ inboxes, two employees told Reuters. Sources say someone invited Musk to join the channel.

“If you are in the office or on your way to the office, please go home,” Twitter said in an email Thursday.

Musk also directed Twitter Inc’s team to find up to $1 billion in annual infrastructure cost savings, according to two sources familiar with the matter and an internal Slack message seen by Reuters.

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