Twitter Layoffs Begin After Musk Takeover
New Twitter boss Elon Musk will begin laying off Twitter employees Friday as part of efforts to reduce the company's costs.
Key Quotes: According to a memo reviewed by The Verge, Twitter notified employees Friday that "In an effort to place Twitter on a healthy path, we will go through the difficult process of reducing our global workforce." The memo acknowledges that "this is an incredibly challenging experience to go through, whether or not you are impacted," and thanks employees for "continuing to adhere to Twitter policies that prohibit you from discussing confidential company information on social media, with the press or elsewhere."
For Context: Musk is expected to cut at least half of Twitter’s roughly 7,500-person workforce. All Twitter employees will learn whether they've been laid off by 9 a.m. PT Friday, according to the memo. A class-action lawsuit was filed against Twitter Thursday on behalf of workers who claim the layoffs violate a federal law requiring 60 days notice for employees.
How the Media Covered It: Reports on the layoffs were similar from sources across the political spectrum. Left-rated sources continue to focus more on internal turmoil at Twitter and employees' gripes with Musk's takeover.
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