Here we go!
Elon Musk’s Twitter plans to lay off half of the company’s workforce today, as per an official email sent to employees. Elon Musk acquired the company for $44 billion and the elimination here means slashing costs at the social media company. The staff will receive an email today which will determine their roles in the company with the subject line: Your Role at Twitter.
Twitter plans to temporarily close offices and suspend badge access for all employees “to help ensure the safety of each employee, as well as Twitter systems and customer data”
The email said:
In an effort to place Twitter on a healthy path, we will go through the difficult process of reducing our global workforce on Friday. We recognize that this will impact a number of individuals who have made valuable contributions to Twitter, but this action is unfortunately necessary to ensure the company’s success moving forward.
Given the nature of our distributed workforce and our desire to inform impacted individuals as quickly as possible, communications for this process will take place via email. By 9 AM PST on Friday, Nov. 4th, everyone will receive an individual email with the subject line: Your Role at Twitter.
Please check your email, including your spam folder.
If your employment is not impacted, you will receive a notification via your Twitter email. • If your employment is impacted, you will receive a notification with next steps via your personal email. • If you do not receive an email from twitter-hr@ by 5PM PST on Friday Nov. 4th, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To help ensure the safety of each employee as well as Twitter systems and customer data, our offices will be temporarily closed and all badge access will be suspended. If you are in an office or on your way to an office, please return home.
We acknowledge this is an incredibly challenging experience to go through, whether or not you are impacted. Thank you for continuing to adhere to Twitter policies that prohibit you from discussing confidential company information on social media, with the press, or elsewhere.
We are grateful for your contributions to Twitter and for your patience as we move through this process.