Posted BY: Jasmine | NwoReport
The company said in a memo on Thursday night that all employees will receive an email alert at 9 am Pacific time Friday letting them know whether they still have a job at the company.
Twitter said its offices will be temporarily closed and all staff badge access will be suspended in order ‘to help ensure the safety of each employee as well as Twitter systems and customer data.’
‘If you are in an office or on your way to an office, please return home,’ the memo said.
Twitter had a global workforce of some 7,500 employees at the end of 2021, and Musk reportedly plans to lay off up to half of them.
‘In an effort to place Twitter on a healthy path, we will go through the difficult process of reducing our global workforce on Friday,’ said the email.
Twitter said its employees who are not affected by the layoffs will be notified via their work email addresses on Friday morning.
Staff who have been laid off will be notified with next steps to their personal email addresses, the memo said.
The notification of layoffs caps off a week of high-level purges by Musk, as he demanded deep cost cuts and imposed an aggressive new work ethic across the social media company.