Musk plans to cut nearly 75 percent of Twitter’s workforce

Posted on AllSides October 21st, 2022
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Elon Musk’s plans for Twitter appear to include slashing the company’s headcount by roughly 75% assuming the billionaire closes the deal to buy Twitter. The Washington Post reported on Oct. 20 that Musk plans to cut Twitter’s staff from 7,500 workers to 2,000, far more than previous expectations. Musk is expected to close his acquisition of the social media company for $44 billion by October 28.

Many of Twitter workers already knew they were likely to get fired. A series of text messages between Musk and investors revealed during September court proceedings floated reducing Twitter’s staff....

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